A French Violin probably by Nicolas Lupot, Paris 1805 (3)
Lot 191
A French Violin probably by Nicolas Lupot, Paris 1805
(3)
Sold for £62,500 (US$ 105,051) inc. premium
Auction Details
A French Violin probably by Nicolas Lupot, Paris 1805 (3) A French Violin probably by Nicolas Lupot, Paris 1805 (3)
Lot Details
A French Violin probably by Nicolas Lupot, Paris 1805
Labelled Nicolas Lupot Luthier rue Croix des petits-Champs a Paris l'an 1805 Length of back 358mm (14 1/8in) the handsome one piece back of bold medium almost horizontal curl, ribs similar, scroll plainer, table of close grain broadening on the flanks, the varnish of a deep red colour on a golden brown ground, restorations, with a bow in case. (3)

Footnotes

  • Offered with the Tree-Ring Analysis Report No., B49 written by John Topham, London, stating inter alia, the two-piece table wood dates from 1618 and 1628 in addition to a photocopy of the 22-8-1985 handwritten Certificate of G.Max Moller stating the above is "in my opinion the work of the French maker Nicolas Lupot whose label dated 1805, the instrument bears."

    See a similar 1805 example of the above maker; Lot 1 Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation Auction, Sotheby London, November 1988.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the original hand written certificate of Max Moller is now included with this lot.
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