It’s not all doom and gloom since Brexit. Brompton’s had their best June sale ever and made several world record prices.
The most exciting “attic find” of this sale was a fine cello by Giovanni Grancino. Made in Milan around 1710, it was discovered by Brompton’s in Rome. The owner had no idea about the instrument and was pleasantly surprised when it was sold for £174,000. Even more pleased when the bow found in the case turned out to be a rare gold & tortoiseshell example by renowned archetier François Nicolas Voirin and made a world record for that maker of £33,600!
The June sale made over £2,290,000 ($3,022,800) showing that the market for fine musical instruments continues to thrive. Brompton’s hold four auctions annually and welcome enquiries - all appraisals are confidential and complimentary with no obligation to sell.