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
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.