A Fine D’Espine Violin, last sold by W. E. Hill & Sons over a century ago
A fine Italian violin ascribed to and probably by Alessandro D’Espine, Turin, c. 1828 is a featured highlight from our October 2013 March London Fine Sale.
Estimate: £20,000 – 30,000.
1911 the violin was sold with a Hill certificate identifying it as a genuine d’Espine with an original label. A reissue of this certificate accompanies the violin today.
This fine violin has been owned by the family of the Dutch educator, writer and pacifist Kees Boeke for over a century…read more about the history of this violin and owner in our Carteggio section.