A cello by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume sold for €231,730 (including buyer's premium) at Vichy Enchères, setting a new world auction record for the maker. The instrument, made in 1866, was estimated at €120,000–€150,000.

The 7–9 June auction in Vichy, France, also set new records for Dominique Peccatte (a cello bow selling for €126,398 on an estimate of €40,000–€50,000) and Ansaldo Poggi (a 1934 violin estimated at €25,000–€30,000 making €70,364). See the August issue of The Strad for more details.