• Fine Musical Instruments auction at Christies

    Sale 2204

    Fine Musical Instruments

    13 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    A WALTZITHER (CITTERN)

    PROBABLY GERMANY, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A WALTZITHER (CITTERN)
    PROBABLY GERMANY, CIRCA 1800
    Unlabeled, length of back: 13½ in. (34.3 cm)


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    The instrument bears the imprint of a label from the Paul de Wit Collection, Leipzig.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Possibly Paul de Wit
    Erich Lachmann
    University of California, Los Angeles


    Literature

    E. Lachmann, Erich Lachmann Collection of Historical Stringed Musical Instruments, Los Angeles, 1950, pp. 20 and 21.