• Fine Musical Instruments auction at Christies

    Sale 2204

    Fine Musical Instruments

    13 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 159


    A GUITAR, NAPLES, 1823

    Price Realised  


    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A GUITAR, NAPLES, 1823
    Labeled Gennaro Fabricatore Anno 1823 Napoli Strada S. Giacomo No. 42, length of back: 17¼ in. (43.8 cm)

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    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.


    Erich Lachmann
    University of California, Los Angeles


    E. Lachmann, Erich Lachmann Collection of Historical Musical Instruments, Los Angeles, 1950, pp. 14 and 15.