A French Violin by Francois Fent, Paris, 1780 (2)
Lot 33
A French Violin by Francois Fent, Paris, 1780
(2)
£30,000 - 40,000
US$ 41,000 - 54,000

Lot Details
A French Violin by Francois Fent, Paris, 1780 (2) A French Violin by Francois Fent, Paris, 1780 (2)
A French Violin by Francois Fent, Paris, 1780
Labelled Fait par Fent, Maitre Lutier, rue Montmatre, cul de fac Saint Pietre, a Paris Length of back 356mm (14in) of an aged red brown colour, use wear and restoration, in case. (2)

Footnotes

  • Offered with the Tree-Ring Analysis Report no B35 of John Topham dated 9 April 2013 stating inter alia; Results show the most significant cross-matching dates obtained for the youngest rings measured on the bass and treble sides of the front were AD1759 and AD1763....the high statistical value and the graphical similarities suggest the pieces came from the same tree."

    Offered with April 2013 Certificate of D.R. Hill & Son to the above effect noting in addition "this violin was originally sold by W.E. Hill and Sons in the early nineteen hundreds and was last sold by them in 1958 to a gifted lady violinist and is numbered T783 in our records."

    Offered with the Certificate of Ealing Strings signed and dated 7 March 1969 to the above effect stating the above is ..."a fine and well preserved example of the maker's work."

    At some time the property of Geraldine O'Grady ex-Leader of the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra.
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