• Fine Musical Instruments auction at Christies

    Sale 2204

    Fine Musical Instruments

    13 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    ASCRIBED TO PIERRE LOUVET

    A HURDY-GURDY, PARIS, CIRCA 1758

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    ASCRIBED TO PIERRE LOUVET
    A HURDY-GURDY, PARIS, CIRCA 1758
    Bearing a label inside the tangent box Medaille d'Or, Grand Diplôme d'Honneur Pajot Fils Successeur de l'Acienne Maison Pajot à Jenzat, par Gannai (Alliez), length 25 in. (63.5 cm)


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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 Musical Instruments, Los Angeles, 1950, pp. 26 and 27.