Joseph Dominique Lété, Nantes, c. 1839

Cello: 103550

Labeled, "Jh Lété luthier, à Nantes 1839."

Played and owned until recently by one of the principal cellists of Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, who purchased it from the widow of Dmitry Markevitch in 2007.

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with narrow to medium-width, mainly horizontal flame.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with grain of varying widths.

Ribs: and head of similar wood.

Varnish: of a reddish orange-brown color.

Length of back: 76.2 cm

Upper bouts: 34.4 cm

Middle bouts: 23.6 cm

Lower bouts: 44.3 cm

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until 2002 Dmitry Markevitch
2002-2007 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, London (2022)
  • Certificate: Jean-Jacques Rampal, Paris (2020)
  • Letter: Gitta B. Markevitch (photocopy) (2007)

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