• Fine Musical Instruments auction at Christies

    Sale 2204

    Fine Musical Instruments

    13 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 180

    A VIOLA DA GAMBA BOW

    POSSIBLY ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A VIOLA DA GAMBA BOW
    POSSIBLY ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY
    The round amourette stick unstamped, the palisander frog, the ivory adjuster, weight 55 grams


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Erich Lachmann
    University of California, Los Angeles


    Literature

    E. Lachmann, Erich Lachmann Collection of Historical Stringed Musical Instruments, Los Angeles, 1950, pp. 48 and 49.