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Preview Brompton's September 2018 General Online Sale Highlights

We always recommend that you view lots in person where possible. You can attend our public viewing day or alternatively arrange a private viewing.

Public Sale Previews:

Sunday 16th September, 10am - 5pm
The public sale preview will be held at: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4BS

Private Sale Previews:

4th - 16th September
All instruments are available to view privately, by appointment, in advance of the sale.
Please call +44 (0)20 7670 2932 or email



A Fine Silver-Mounted Violin Bow by James Tubbs, London 1918

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Stamped: Jas. TUBBS
Engraved on the silver slide: Made by James Tubbs in his 84th year .1918.
The finely chased silver mounts and head plate
Round stick Weight: 59g
The bow is in fine condition

It is ironic that the bow should be offered for sale exactly one hundred years after it was made, and coinciding with the end of World War One and the current centenary commemorations. 



An Italian Violin by Giuseppe Dollenz, Trieste 1887



A Rare Mandolino, probably Italian, mid to late eighteenth century



A Fine Guitar by Hermann Hauser II, Reisbach Germany 1976, Segovia Model



A Fine English Cittern by James Preston, London circa 1750


Stamped on the back of the head: Preston, Maker, London, beneath the Royal cipher 'G R' surmounted by a crown
Stamped again: Preston Inventor
The soundhole set with pierced gilt metal decoration, showing a young couple making love (music); the profusely decorated fingerboard; the square finial; the ribs decorated with inlaid wood; the edgework decorated with stringing
Sold with a modern, fitted case.

Publish Date: 10th August 2018