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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 65

    MANUEL RAMIREZ, SHOWING THE HAND OF SANTOS HERNANDEZ

    A CLASSICAL GUITAR, MADRID, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    MANUEL RAMIREZ, SHOWING THE HAND OF SANTOS HERNANDEZ
    A CLASSICAL GUITAR, MADRID, CIRCA 1900
    Labeled FABRICA DE GUITARRAS DE MANUEL RAMIREZ MADRID ARLABAN, 10., length of back 18 1/8 in (460 mm) with case (3)


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    Sold with appraisal, R.E. Brune, Evanston, IL, September 29, 2007

    Special Notice

    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

    Miguel Llobet
    Elvira Mieres

    It is traditionally believed, that this guitar was originally ordered by Catalan guitarist and composer Miguel Llobet, as a wedding gift for his student, Elvira Mieres, of Buenos Aires. With the death of Mieres the instrument was left to her son before passing into the hands of its current owner.


    Literature

    R.E. Brune, Vintage Guitar, February 2008, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 86-88.