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Lot 132: A Fine and Rare English Viola by Jacob Rayman, London 1650


£20,000 - £30,000

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* 20% buyers premium & 5% hammer price


Property of a Lady. The later scroll, probably English; the back set with a geometric inlaid pattern; the double purfling


Labelled: Jacob Rayman, Dwelling in Bell-yard in Southwarke 1650; the label probably original


Sold with the certificate of W. E. Hill & Sons, London 1939


by Jacob Rayman


Length of back: 396mm


See diagram *


The dendrochronological report of Peter Ratcliff is available to purchase, stating that the earliest and latest dates on the bass and treble sides are 1441 and 1604, matching closely with Brescian instruments.

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