VIOLIN TO BE SOLD ON BEHALF OF LUTHIERS SANS FRONTIÈRES IN INGLES & HAYDAY MAY AUCTION

Specialist Musical Instrument Auctioneers Ingles & Hayday are delighted to announce they will be selling a violin after the ‘Lafont’ Guarneri of 1736 to benefit charity Luthiers Sans Frontières, in their auction on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2pm at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA. Made in 2012 at the J&A Beare Workshop and labelled Made in the workshop of J&A Beare Ltd. by Warren Bailey, Gordon Kerr, Mark Robinson and Elaine Spicer, it is estimated to fetch £3,000-5,000.

Also included in the sale, which comprises in the region of 180 violins, violas, cellos and bows with estimates ranging from £800 upwards are two fine examples of 18th century Venetian violin making including an example by Santo Serafin (b Udine, 1699; d Venice 1776), dating from 1743, carries an estimate of £200,000-£300,000.

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