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Lot 74

An experimental cello

France, circa 1870

the cello with two bodies, one unvarnished sound box within a varnished cello body with decorative sound holes
unlabelled
length of back 2915/16in., 76cm.

This instrument follows in the French innovative tradition seen in the works of François Chanot (creator of the guitar-shaped violin) in the early ... read more

This lot contains rosewood fittings. These are subject to restrictions regarding import or export.

Lot 74

An experimental cello

France, circa 1870

the cello with two bodies, one unvarnished sound box within a varnished cello body with decorative sound holes
unlabelled
length of back 2915/16in., 76cm.

This instrument follows in the French innovative tradition seen in the works of François Chanot (creator of the guitar-shaped violin) in the early 19th century, through the numerous innovations of J.B. Vuillaume (notably the self-rehairing metal bow and the octobass).

This instrument was sold by the Chanot Chardon family to the present owner.

This lot contains rosewood fittings. These are subject to restrictions regarding import or export.

£3,000-5,000

GBP£3,000.00 - £5,000.00
EUR€3,360.00 - €5,600.00
AUD$5,400.00 - $9,000.00
JPY¥443,250.00 - ¥738,750.00
KRW₩4,394,640.00 - ₩7,324,400.00
CHFCHF3,780.00 - CHF6,300.00
USD$3,930.00 - $6,550.00

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This lot contains rosewood fittings. These are subject to restrictions regarding import or export.

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GBP£3,000.00 - £5,000.00
EUR€3,360.00 - €5,600.00
AUD$5,400.00 - $9,000.00
JPY¥443,250.00 - ¥738,750.00
KRW₩4,394,640.00 - ₩7,324,400.00
CHFCHF3,780.00 - CHF6,300.00
USD$3,930.00 - $6,550.00
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