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Lot 245: A Very Fine and Important Gold & Tortoiseshell-Mounted Violin Bow by Francois Xavier Tourte, Paris circa 1820

Estimates

£100,000 - £150,000

VAT & IMPORT TAX

20% buyers premium only

Description

The round stick of handsomely figured pernambuco, the tortoiseshell frog set with gold Paris eyes, the adjuster with two gold collars and mother-of-pearl facets

Certificate

A certificate from Pierre Guillaume is available to purchase, stating that the bow is a fine example and is original in all its parts, with the possible exception of the back slides and the ferrule

Maker

By François Xavier Tourte

Dimensions

Weight: 55g

Condition

The stick and head in fine condition, the tortoiseshell frog in overall fine condition - see diagram. *

Footnotes

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside the EU.

Brompton's advise prospective buyers to check with their own governments regarding wildlife import requirements prior to placing a bid. Please refer to Brompton's shipping page for more information: https://www.bromptons.co/auction/shipping-information.html

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