Bowed Strings

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Viola da gamba bow, unsigned but probably made in Italy in the 18th century. Length 70.0cm.Stick with outer curve, with fine fluting for about half the length, continuing on the adjuster.
In good original condition.

Price £7500.00
Instrument #483

American or English painted steel violin bow, the head face, frog and adjuster in aluminium, signed on the frog "John Grey / PAT.14241/2" Made after 1941. I cannot find a patent with this number.
In good original condition

Price £1200.00
Instrument #484
References
US Patent No.2252929 A dated 1941 taken out by John Heddon.
English Patent No.550960 dated 1941 taken out by F.B.Dehn on behalf of James Heddon's Sons.

Small six string viol, with original label “André Castagneri Fait a Paris / a l'Hotel de Soissons 1739” Overall length 60.7cm. String sounding length 31.8cm.
In very good original condition, the fingerboard and tailpiece appear to be original. Small chip off the scroll.

Price £16000.00
Instrument #478
References
"Andréa Castagneri” from “Histoire de la lutherie parisienne du XVIIIe siecle a 1960” 1997 by S.Milliot

Experimental violin with mermaid head, unsigned probably made in France
in the first half of the 20th century. Length 60.0cm. Perhaps made to test
some strange acoustic principles as it has different struts inside the open
body. One other example of this model I have seen was branded “Medalaire”

In good original condition, with a few signs of use and wear.

Price £3800.00
Instrument #479

Scottish bowed cittern, the body of seven ribs of maple, labelled “Georgius Mollifon fecit / ABREDEAIS 1794” made by George Mollison in Aberdeen, Overall length 68.0cm. Repaired cracks in table, holes in neck for cappo filled in.
Repaired cracks in table, holes in neck for cappo filled in.

Price £3500.00
Instrument #480

English cello bow, branded “LUCAS” on the frog, made c.1810. Length 70.6cm. In good original condition, crack in adjuster. This bow is interesting as an example of how open frog bows were often played, the wrapping, holding the strings against the frog, is from the early 19th century.
Made by Alexander Lucas, a pupil of the cellist Robert Lindley who, in 1811, took over the Catherine Street in Salisbury, workshop of Benjamin Banks from his two sons

In good original condition, crack in adjuster.

Price £2800.00
Instrument #481
References
"The British Violin, The Catalogue of the 1988 Exhibition, 400 Years of Violin and Bow making in the British Isles" 2000.

English cello bow, branded on the frog “NORRIS” made c.1790. length 72.2cm.
John Norris b.1739 d.1818 London. In 1765 set up, with Robert Barnes as Norris & Barnes, in Coventry Street. Many of the their instruments and bows were made by menbers of the Dodd Family. After Norris's death in 1818 the shop was taken over by Richard & William Davis.

In good original condition with crack in adjuster.

Price £5000.00
Instrument #482
References
"The British Violin, The Catalogue of the 1988 Exhibition, 400 Years of Violin and Bow making in the British Isles" 2000.

German pochette, unlabelled, made c.1700. L:41.5cm. The body of ivory strips with ebony dividers, the neck of alternate strips of ebony and ivory, the fingerboard and tailpiece probably original. The table inlaid with six-pointed star.
Repairs to pegbox.

Price £7500.00
Instrument #255

Violin made in "Russian" style, labelled "S.KIAPOSSE / St Petersburg / A.D. 1748" but made in Germany in the second half of the 19th century. Length 59.5cm. Body length 36.0cm.
In very good original condition

Price £850.00
Instrument #17
References
"Die Geigen und Lautenmacher" by W.L.F. von Lütgendorff 1922

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