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

Result Price

£36,000

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

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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