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Ingles & Hayday act as consultants to Sotheby’s

Tim Ingles & Paul Hayday maintain a unique working relationship with Sotheby’s, acting as their exclusive consultants for musical instruments. In a tradition that we are proud to continue, Sotheby’s held its inaugural musical instrument auction at its New Bond Street galleries in 1969, the same rooms where Ingles & Hayday sell today, 50 years on.

 

Sotheby’s musical instrument auctions

Ingles and Hayday hold two musical instrument auctions a year at Sotheby’s London galleries in New Bond Street.

Sotheby’s has an eminent place in the history of musical instrument sales. They are particularly known for the world record-breaking sale of the Lady Blunt Stradivari in 1971, the sale of the Sam Bloomfield Collection in 1988, and the sale of the collection of Yehudi Menuhin in 1999. Tim Ingles and Paul Hayday joined Sotheby’s in 1994 and 1997 and ran the department until 2012, when Ingles & Hayday was founded.

Ingles & Hayday have worked on numerous joint projects with Sotheby’s. These include the auction of the Macdonald Stradivari viola, the sale of the ex-Croall; McEwen Stradivari in 2017, the sale of the Baron Heath Guarneri del Gesù in 2017 and the sale of Mstislav Rostropovich’s Guadagnini and Serafin cellos in 2018.

Ingles and Hayday hold two musical instrument auctions a year at Sotheby’s in New Bond Street and Sotheby’s refers all musical instrument enquiries to Ingles & Hayday. Ingles & Hayday and Sotheby’s work closely together to ensure that vendors and buyers of fine musical instruments are offered the highest-quality service through their combined experience as leaders in the international market.

A timeline of key sales at Sotheby’s and Ingles & Hayday

1969

Sotheby’s opens its specialist musical instrument department

June

1971

Lady Blunt Stradivari for a world auction record, £81,000

May

1972

Sale of the Lord Amherst Stradivari, 1734

Nov

1974

Sale of the Da Vinci Stradivari, 1712

April

1977

Sale of the decorated Greffuhle Stradivari, 1709

Nov

1978

Sale of the Ebersholt Guarneri del Gesù, 1739

Nov

1978

Sale of the Gore Booth Stradivari cello, 1710

May

1979

Sale of the Kreisler; Huberman Stradivari, 1733

Oct

1979

Sale of the Reynier Stradivari, 1727

Nov

1979

Sale of the Kux; Baron-Rothschild Stradivari, 1713

June

1983

Sale of the Barjansky Stradivari cello, 1684

Nov

1983

Sale of the Lady Tennant Stradivari, 1699

April

1984

Sale of the Bonjour Stradivari cello, 1692

Nov

1984

Sale of the Cathédrale Stradivari, 1707

April

1985

Sale of the Jules Falk Stradivari, 1723

March

1986

Sale of the Piatti Stradivari, 1717

March

1988

Sale of the Marie Hall Stradivari, 1709

June

1988

Sale of the Cholmondeley Stradivari cello, 1698

November

1988

Sale of the Sam Bloomfield Collection

November

1988

Sale of the Baron Heath Guarneri del Gesù, 1743

1994

Tim Ingles joins Sotheby’s Musical Instrument Department

1997

Paul Hayday joins Sotheby’s Musical Instrument Department

November

1997

Sale of Pollitzer Guarneri del Gesù, 1736

November

1999

Sale of the Yehudi Menuhin Collection

November

2001

Sale of the Le Brun Stradivari, 1712

November

2003

Sale of the Nachez Stradivari, 1716

2005

Sale of the Havemeyer Stradivari, 1708

2007

Sale of the Emiliani Stradivari, 1723

March

2008

Sale of the Albert Cooper Collection

2008

Sale of the Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesù, c1740

2009

Sale of the Fountaine Guarneri del Gesù, 1738

2010

Sale of the Goetz Stradivari, 1695

2012

Exhibition of the work of J.B. Vuillaume

2012

Tim Ingles & Paul Hayday found Ingles & Hayday

2014

Sale of the Molitor Stradivari, 1697

June

2014

Auction of the Macdonald Stradivari viola, 1719

March

2016

Sale of the Evangelists quartet by J.B. Vuillaume, 1863

2017

Sale of the Il Museo; Grumiaux Guarneri del Gesù, 1739

March

2017

Sale of the Croall; McEwen Stradivari, 1684

2017

Sale of the Baron Heath Guarneri del Gesù, 1743

November

2018

Sale of the Mstislav Rostropovich Collection