Top lots from Skinner Auctioneers’ November auction

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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.