• Fine Musical Instruments auction at Christies

    Sale 2204

    Fine Musical Instruments

    13 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 182

    ASCRIBED TO DOMENICO MONTAGNANA

    AN IVORY-MOUNTED VIOLIN BOW, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ASCRIBED TO DOMENICO MONTAGNANA
    AN IVORY-MOUNTED VIOLIN BOW, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    The round stick unstamped, the ivory frog carved in the likeness of the Ponte Rialto, the round ivory adjuster with conical finial, weight 56.5 grams


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    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

    Joseph Roda, Bows for Musical Instruments, Chicago, 1959, pp. 48.