Sale: 4th-18th March 2019
Lot 43: A Fine Silver-Mounted Violin Bow, attributed to Francois Xavier Tourte, Paris circa 1810
Result Price + Premium
£7,000 - £10,000
VAT & IMPORT TAX
* 20% buyers premium & 5% hammer price
Octagonal stick. The mounts possibly later
Unstamped. The ferrule engraved: P. Gessler
Sold with a certificate of The Rudolf Wurlitzer Co., New York 1926, attributing the bow to F.X. Tourte
attributed to Francois Xavier Tourte
Good throughout *
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
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