An English Cello by William 'Royal' Forster, London, 1780 (2)
Lot 187
An English Cello by William 'Royal' Forster, London, 1780
(2)
£40,000 - 50,000
US$ 67,000 - 84,000
amended
Auction Details
An English Cello by William 'Royal' Forster, London, 1780 (2)
Lot Details
An English Cello by William 'Royal' Forster, London, 1780
Labelled Willm Forster, 1780 Length of back 738mm (29 1/16in) of a red brown colour, use wear and restorations, in hard case. (2)

Footnotes

  • Offered with copies of the Certificate of W.E. Hill & Sons, London, signed and dated 1947, stating 'We certify that the violoncello ... was made by William Forster Senior, whose manuscript label dated London 1780 the instrument bears'.

    In addition, the Certificate of William Moening and Son Inc., Philadelphia, Pa. signed and dated 1 may 1961, stating 'We hereby certify that the Violoncello ... was made, in our opinion by William Forster, Sr. of London, as indicated by the label it bears dated 1780'.
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