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Sale: 24th October 2016

Lot 162: A Fine and Rare Double Bass by Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia circa 1600


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£60,000 - £100,000

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20% buyers premium only


The later scroll




by Giovanni Paolo Maggini


Vibrating string length: 1005mm


Table ribs and back much restored, sound post crack in table with patch. *


Sold with the letter of Thomas Martin, Banbury 2010 detailing the previous owners who included Umberto Buldrini, principal bassist of the New York Philharmonic, Gerald Fiore (pictured), principal bassist of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and one of the founders of the Cleveland Orchestra. In addition: the affidavit of Thomas Martin, stating the circumstances for the removal of the original label. In addition: the insurance certificate of C. David Horine of the Bass Viol Shop, Cincinnati 1983

Sale Information

Sale Date

2:30pm, Monday 24th October 2016

Sale Location

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom