Menu

View October 2020 Catalogue

Guarneri violin copy to be auctioned for charity Luthiers Sans Frontières

30 May 2014

ARTICLE EXTRACT

The sale, through Ingles and Hayday, is expected to make £3,000-£5,000.

Luthiers Sans Frontières, a charity which provides training in the repair and maintenance of stringed instruments in countries where resources are scarce, has been gifted a Guarneri violin copy (pictured) for auction.

The instrument, made after the ‘Lafont’ Guarneri of 1736, is to be sold through Ingles & Hayday on 13 May at Sotheby’s in London with all proceeds, including commission, going to the charity. Made in 2012 at the J&A Beare Workshop by Warren Bailey, Gordon Kerr, Mark Robinson and Elaine Spicer with wood donated by Peter Beare, the violin is estimated to fetch £3,000-5,000.

The 13 May Ingles and Hayday sale will also feature 180 violins, violas, cellos and bows, including a c1680 cello by Milanese makers Giovanni & Francesco Grancino, estimated at £140,000-180,000; a violin by Nicolo Gagliano dating from c1740, estimated at £80,000-£120,000; a violin by Santo Serafin dating from 1743, estimated at £200,000-£300,000; and a violin by Carlo Tononi, expected to fetch £150,000-£200,000.

Recent Posts

Categories