A Cello by Matteo Goffriller, Venice circa 1695 (2)
Lot 297
A Cello by Matteo Goffriller, Venice circa 1695
(2)
Sold for £265,250 (US$ 445,837) inc. premium
Auction Details
A cello attributed to Matteo Godfriller, in hard case A cello attributed to Matteo Godfriller, in hard case
Lot Details
A Cello by Matteo Goffriller, Venice circa 1695
Length of back 752mm (29 5/8in) of an aged craquelled red colour, later scroll by Lockey Hill, skilful historical restorations, the fingerboard is numbered B10, in case. (2)

Footnotes

  • Offered with the Certificate of D.R.Hill & Son signed and dated 29 May 2012 to the above effect, noting the above was originally sold by W.E.Hill & Sons London, in 1914.

    Offered with a Confirmation of value for replacement purposes document from J.& A. Beare, Wardour St., London, signed and dated 8.12.78 relating to the above stating; A Cello by Matteo Goffriller £12,000.

    Offered with the Dendrochronology Report No., A88 of John Topham dated 9 June 2012 stating;" Results show that the most significant cross-matching dates obtained for the youngest tree-rings measured on the bass and treble sides of the front were AD1683 and AD1664 respectively." See also Table 1c in the above report for ten other string instruments by important Italian Luthiers of the period with comparable individual wood sequences.
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