Amati first online auction top ten sales

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Eleven weeks after launching its online auction division, Amati has announced the results of its first sale. Among the highlights was the sale of a cello (pictured) by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, c.1820, which sold for £124,000, just above its estimate. A silver-mounted cello bow by Nicolas Simon, presented to Amati in a case alongside the Lot 54 Barzoni cello, sold for £11,172 on an estimate of £3,000–£5,000.

Below are the top ten lots from the sale. All sale prices include buyer’s premium.

 

Amati 31 October (sale closing date), London

Instruments

1 Lot 55

An Italian cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milan, c.1820

Estimate £100,000–£120,000 Sale price £124,000

2 Lot 40

A violin by Camillus Camilli, Mantua, c.1740

Estimate £30,000–£50,000 Sale price £24,800

3 Lot 32           

A violin by Richard Tobin, London, c.1830

Estimate £8,000–£12,000 Sale price £8,680

4 Lot 49

An English cello by Thomas Kennedy, London, c.1820

Estimate £6,000–£8,000 Sale price £7,564

5 Lot 17

An 18th Century Italian violin, probably Milan

Estimate £5,000–£7,000 Sale price £5,828

6 Lot 1           

A violin by Ch. J. B. Collin-Mezin, Paris, 1885

Estimate £1,000–£1,500 Sale price £5,052

7 Lot 54           

A French cello Barzoni

Estimate £1,000–£1,500 Sale price £4,290.40

8 Lot 57           

A cello, probably English

Estimate £300–£500 Sale price £3,192

9 Lot 50           

An English cello by W. T. Thickett, 1952

Estimate £2,200–£2,400 Sale price £3,038

10 Lot 36

A violin by Ch. J. B. Collin-Mezin Fils, 1905

Estimate £2,200–£2,600 Sale price £2,480

 

Bows

 

1 Lot 59

A silver-mounted cello bow by Nicolas Simon (Simon F. R.), Paris, c.1840

Estimate £3,000–£5,000 Sale price £11,172.40

2 Lot 89

A silver-mounted viola bow, France

Estimate £200–£400 Sale price £8072.40

3 Lot 85

A silver-mounted violin bow by James Tubbs, London

Estimate £100–£200 Sale price £548.20

4 Lot 67           

A silver-mounted violin bow by W. E. Hill & Sons, London

Estimate £2000–£4000 Sale price £2322.00

5 Lot 83           

A silver-mounted violin bow by W. E. Hill & Sons, London

Estimate £2000–£3000 Sale price £2232.00

6 Lot 69           

A gold-mounted violin bow by Frank Passa

Estimate £400–£600 Sale price £1812.00

7 Lot 60           

A silver-mounted cello bow by P. Hel, Lille

Estimate £1000–£1500 Sale price £1240.00

8 Lot 90           

A silver-mounted viola bow by Daniel Moinel

Estimate £500–£800 Sale price £892.80

9 Lot 73           

A silver-mounted violin bow by Karel van der Meer

Estimate £500–£700 Sale price £496.00

10 Lot 74           

A nickel-mounted violin bow, School of Bazin

Estimate £300–£500 Sale price £372.00

 

Lots offered 122

Total Value Sold £247,766.16

Percentage sold 61

 

Photo Amati