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San Francisco Valuation Day

Tuesday 27th September, 2022


Discover the value of your violin, viola, cello, or bow from our world-renowned experts.

Venue: Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Booking: To book an appointment please complete the enquiry form or call +1 646 233 2281

Our specialists are delighted to offer:

  • Complimentary musical instrument appraisals, without obligation
  • Insurance valuations
  • The opportunity to consign your instrument to auction

Can’t make Tuesday 27th September?
We’re also visiting San Francisco on Monday 26th September.
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Violin discovered at valuation day breaks world auction record

Discovered by Brompton's at a valuation day in Brisbane, the violin pictured (a very fine Italian violin by Giuseppe Rocca, Turin 1839) went on to sell for a world auction record price of £210,000.

Valuation day attendees have said...

"It is not easy to part with a violin that has been a part of one’s life for almost 50 years. However, the time had come for me to say farewell to it and by good fortune Peter Horner was offering complimentary appraisals in Brisbane. Peter’s manner and handling of my violin reassured me that it would be in very good hands at Brompton's.

I am very grateful for the fine work that went into sprucing up and restoring my Rocca, the article by John Dillworth, the certification by Peter Biddulph, and in the way it was honoured by Corina Belcea’s gifted playing. Finally, the outcome of the auction was beyond my expectations. My sincere thanks to all at Brompton’s."

Susan V, Brisbane, Australia

"I took my late father’s violin in to Peter Horner when he was in Sydney doing free valuations in 2017. Peter knew it was something ‘special’ and felt he could get a good price for it at auction so we agreed for him to take it back to London along with 2 bows.

The violin turned out to be a fine 18th century Dalla Costa instrument in need of some restoration work. We were very happy with the restoration work done and were delighted with the promotional video of the violin being played by Corina Belcea on the website and on YouTube.

The instrument (and bows) sold for a good price and we were very pleased with the professionalism and courteous manner of Peter and the team at Brompton's. It was a bit nerve wracking sending the violin across the world but they really kept us informed every step of the way. My experience with Brompton's was a very positive one and I’m happy to recommend them."

KH

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