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Review Entries for Day Friday, March 01, 2013

Contained in the Collectors’ Sale of the West Country’s leading auction house, Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s is a collection of violins. These violins have been collected from around Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. They are to be included in our Collectors’ Sale to be held at our Honiton branch on the 20th March 2013.

 

 

a 19th century french violin (sc16/814)

 

A 19th century French Violin (SC16/814)

                                                                            

 

  

 a 19th century violin (sc16/818)

 

A 19th century violin (SC16/818)

                                                                                 

The violins range in quality from late 19th century copies of Stradivarius violins, through to an early 20th century violin by Johann Glass a violin maker working in Leipzig, who produced instruments for the Gewandhaus Orchestra and conservatory. More modern examples come from China and were produced in the last quarter of the 20th century. Estimates range from £40-£1,000.

 

a copy of a stradivarius violin (sc16/816)

 

A copy of a Stradivarius violin (SC16/816)

 

  

 

 

An early 20th century violin (SC16/817)

 

There has been a resurgence in the playing of the violin and all standards of players are catered for in this Collectors’ Sale from the beginner to the student up orchestra standard, and can provide musicians with a viable alternative to a modern and sometimes more expensive instrument.

 

 

 a violin by johann glass (sc16/819)

 

A violin by Johann Glass (SC16/819

          

                                                                                         

 

a german violin by joseph klotz (sc16/813)

 

A violin by Johann Glass (SC16/819

 

 

Violins appear in many of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s weekly Sales, both in our Exeter and Honiton branches, we are hoping to expand the musical instrument sales and include them within a specialised section of our Collectors’ Auction.

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