London • March 2017 • Results
Many thanks to all consignors and bidders for a very successful auction!
Our March London auction was one of the most active we can remember in a long time. The quality of lots on offer brought many bidders from Europe, America and Asia, and the results reflect a willingness in the market to push prices to the upper limits of the estimate range and beyond.
Of particular interest was the violin by G. B. Guadagnini which sold for £810,000 ($1,100,000) from a pre-sale estimate of £400,000-600,000. Bows also performed well with many lots exceeding their high estimates, including a fine Dominique Peccatte violin bow which sold for £72,000 ($90,000) from estimate of £40,000-60,000. The percent sold was 84% and the total number of bids was 1,519.
– Jason Price, Founder, Expert and Director
Top 5 lots by value
Lot 189 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini £810,000
Lot 188 Giovanni Battista Grancino £163,200
Lot 187 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume £143,000
Lot 114 Dominique Peccatte £72,000
Lot 184 Ferdinand Gagliano £66,000
Top 5 lots by number of bids
Lot 51 Louis Morizot frères, 31 bids
Lot 50 Knopf workshop, 29 bids
Lot 46 August Nürnberger-Suess, 26 bids
Lot 136 Aldo Zani, 26 bids
Lot 55 Charles Louis Bazin, 26 bids
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