A fine, handsome and rare English Violoncello by Bernard Simon Fendt, London circa 1840

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Lot 222
A fine, handsome and rare English Violoncello by Bernard Simon Fendt, London circa 1840

Sold for £ 34,800 (US$ 48,597) inc. premium
Violoncellos and Basses
A fine, handsome and rare English Violoncello by Bernard Simon Fendt,
London circa 1840
L.O.B 740mms., the two piece back of matched narrow curl ascending from the joint, ribs of medium curl scroll plainer, table of even close grain broadening on the flanks, the varnsish of a red colour on a golden brown ground, minor restorable blemishes, otherwise in good and immediate playing condition in an old Withers wooden case.

Footnotes

  • The pegbox is numbered 401.
    The above is offered with the receipted invoice of George Withers & Co.,Leicester Square,London dated August 5 th.,1898 stating ;"Old Bernard Simon Fendt Violoncello 401 £45--."

    Literature;
    The British Violin ;BVMA see pages 170-171 a similar B.S.Fendt Viola.
A fine, handsome and rare English Violoncello by Bernard Simon Fendt, London circa 1840
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