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Sale: 4th-18th March 2019

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Lot 43: A Fine Silver-Mounted Violin Bow, attributed to Francois Xavier Tourte, Paris circa 1810

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Estimates

£7,000 - £10,000

VAT & Import Tax

* 20% buyers premium & 5% hammer price

Description

Octagonal stick. The mounts possibly later

Label

Unstamped. The ferrule engraved: P. Gessler

Certificate

Sold with a certificate of The Rudolf Wurlitzer Co., New York 1926, attributing the bow to F.X. Tourte

Maker

attributed to Francois Xavier Tourte

Dimensions

Weight: 59g

Condition

Good throughout *

Footnotes

Sold with a subsequent letter from Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York 1965, confirming that the Wurlitzer Co. acquired the bow from W.E.Hill & Sons before 1926, selling it to Joseph Haft, further mentioning that P. Gessler was a violinist living in Frankfurt circa 1875

While Brompton's will endeavour to provide basic condition reports upon request for bows under £1,000, we will not accept responsibility for condition issues where any damage may be hidden under the thumb grip, lapping, or in any other way obscured and not immediately visible to the naked eye.

Sale Archive

This is an archive lot from a previous sale. Please contact us if you are looking to purchase or sell a similar instrument. Brompton's will be happy to guide you through the process and discuss the best options available to you.

Sale date: 18th Mar, 16:12:00 GMT

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