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Top lots from Skinner Auctioneers’ November auction

Monday, 02 December 2013

Skinner Auctioneers has released the results of its November auction in Boston, US. Among the top lots for stringed instruments was a Nicolaus Gagliano violin (pictured) from Naples made in 1720, which fetched $168,000 on an estimate of $120,000–$140,000, and a modern violin from the School of Stefano Scarampella, Mantua, made around 1904, which sold for $50,000 on an estimate of $9,000–$12,000.

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

  

Skinner, Inc. Fine Musical Instruments 24 November, Boston

Instruments

1 Lot 33

An Italian violin by Nicolaus Gagliano, Naples, 1720

Estimate $120,000–$140,000 Sale price $168,000

 

2 Lot 374

An Italian violin from the School of Stefano Scarampella, Mantua, c.1904

Estimate $9,000–$12,000 Sale price $50,400

 

3 Lot 371

An Italian violin attributed to the Gagliano Family, c.1800

Estimate $20,000–$30,000 Sale price $45,000

 

4 Lot 25

A modern Italian violin by Romeo Antoniazzi, Cremona, 1922

Estimate $30,000–$40,000 Sale price $31,200

 

5 Lot 32

A modern Italian violin by Leandro Bisiach, Milan, 1940

Estimate $30,000–$40,000 Sale price $29,520

 

6 Lot 31

An Italian violin by Natale Novelli, copy of the Gagliano ‘Rotondo’ Milan, c.1967

Estimate $24,000–$28,000 Sale price $28,800

 

7 Lot 29

A modern Italian violin by Gaetano Gadda, Mantova, 1952

Estimate $30,000–$40,000 Sale price $24,000

 

8 Lot 92

A modern Italian violin by Giovanni Pistucci, 1915

Estimate $3,000–$5,000 Sale price $18,000

 

9 Lot 26

An Italian cello by Dante Baldoni, Buenos Aires, 1899

Estimate $8,000–$10,000 Sale price $15,600

 

10 Lot 369

A modern Italian violin, c.1943

Estimate $12,000–$15,000 Sale price $14,400

 

Bows

 

1 Lot 44

Silver-mounted cello bow by Anders Halvarson, after F.X. Tourte

Estimate $7,000–$9,000 Sale price $7,800

 

2 Lot 335

Silver-mounted cello bow

Estimate $2,000–$3,000 Sale price $5,400

 

3 Lot 46

Engraved gold-mounted violin bow

Estimate $2,000–$2,200 Sale price $5,228

 

4 Lot 319

Gold-mounted violin bow

Estimate $1,000–$1,200 Sale price $5,228

 

5 Lot 289

Six bows

Estimate $700–$900 Sale price $5,100

 

6 Lot 58

German gold-mounted violin bow

Estimate $4,000–$6,000 Sale price $4,680

 

7 Lot 350

Nine violin bows

Estimate $600–$800 Sale price $4,500

 

8 Lot 353

Silver-mounted violin bow

Estimate $2,600–$3,000 Sale price $4,305

 

9 Lot 69

Silver-mounted violin bow

Estimate $3,000–$5,000 Sale price $3,720

 

10 Lot 352

English silver-mounted violin bow

Estimate $2,600–$3,000 Sale price $3,600

 

 

Lots offered 382

Value of lots sold $1,015,638

Percentage sold (by lot) 80

 

 

All auction results include violins, violas, cellos and double basses and bows only.

 

 

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