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Lot 126

A violin probably by Giovanni Tononi

Bologna, circa 1700

the front later, probably English circa 1830
labelled Antonius, & Hieron. Fr. Amati Cremon. Andrea fil. l' An. 168*
length of back 1313/16in., 35.2cm.

Sold with the certificate and letter of G. Winterling, Hamburg, dated 5th August 1919, attributing the instrument to the Brothers Amati

Provenance
Gerhard ... read more

Lot 126

A violin probably by Giovanni Tononi

Bologna, circa 1700

the front later, probably English circa 1830
labelled Antonius, & Hieron. Fr. Amati Cremon. Andrea fil. l' An. 168*
length of back 1313/16in., 35.2cm.

Sold with the certificate and letter of G. Winterling, Hamburg, dated 5th August 1919, attributing the instrument to the Brothers Amati

Provenance
Gerhard Scharf was born in 1906 and studied violin in Dresden from 1924-1927. After graduating he joined the Dresden Philharmonic, in which he played until 1942, when he was called to war. He was injured in 1944 and became a prisoner of war in the US.

After the war Scharf settled in Bad Pyrmont, and bought the Tononi. He joined the Niedersachsen-Orchester in 1946 (which in 1951 became the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie) and remained a member until 1970. The violin has remained in his family ever since, a total of 72 years, and is being sold by his granddaughter.

£20,000-30,000

GBP£20,000.00 - £30,000.00
EUR€22,400.00 - €33,600.00
AUD$36,000.00 - $54,000.00
JPY¥2,955,000.00 - ¥4,432,500.00
KRW₩29,297,600.00 - ₩43,946,400.00
CHFCHF25,200.00 - CHF37,800.00
USD$26,200.00 - $39,300.00

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GBP£20,000.00 - £30,000.00
EUR€22,400.00 - €33,600.00
AUD$36,000.00 - $54,000.00
JPY¥2,955,000.00 - ¥4,432,500.00
KRW₩29,297,600.00 - ₩43,946,400.00
CHFCHF25,200.00 - CHF37,800.00
USD$26,200.00 - $39,300.00
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