Sotheby’s – London – Musical Instruments

September 15th, 2011 by

We are delighted to present our October sale, which features a wide variety of instruments and bows, catering for musicians and collectors alike.  Our highlight is a stunning and great sounding violin by G.B. Rogeri towards the end of his life, and based on Amati’s grand pattern. Other major Italian makers who feature include C.F. Landolfi, Antonio Gragnani, Camillus Camilli and Dom Nicolo Amati.  France is also well represented with violins by J.B. Vuillaume and François Pique.

Amongst the 20th century makers we have a very fine violin from 1927 by Annibale Fagnola, which has been in a private collection in the UK for decades, and good instruments by Sannino and Tarasconi.  A good selection of cellos includes instruments by Giovanni Grancino and Gennaro Gagliano, and there are bows by many of the great French makers, including Tourte, Henry, Maire, Pajeot, Vuillaume, Vigneron, Sartory and Lamy.