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Auction Highlight - A French cello by J. B. Vuillaume, Paris

A French cello by J. B. Vuillaume, Paris

World Record** Price Realised* £210,800

This cello was sold in our December 2013 auction

This cello had been in the same distinguished family for (almost) the last century. After 1945 the family decided to lend the cello to the band of the Royal Artillery under whose guardianship it was played for H. M. The Queen and heads of state for the last fifty years.

 

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, France [1798 - 1875]

Second son of Claude François (IV). Undoubtedly the most successful French luthier, entrepreneur, inventor, and connoisseur. Prolific maker of all bowed stringed instruments and their bows, by his own hand or through his carefully managed workshop which employed some of the most skilful craftsmen in France.

Auction Highlight - An Italian cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milan, circa 1820

An Italian cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milan, circa 1820

Price Realised* £124,000

This cello was sold in out October 2013 auction

 

Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milan, Italy [1660 - 1738]

Active in Milan from c.1683. Pupil of G. Grancino. The best maker of the family, his work can rival that of Grancino, and shows the influence of both Amati and Stradivari, with a fine low arching characteristic of the Milanese school.

Auction Highlight - A fine Cremonese cello

A fine Cremonese cello

This cello was sold in our May Auction.