Leila’s Salonen violin sells for £156,000
October 29, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht
The violin with which Leila Josefowicz premiered Esa-Pekka Salonen’s concerto sold today in London for close to $300,000. Full details below:
Sale Results:Musical Instruments
Auction by Ingles & Hayday at Sotheby’s:
29 October 2013
GRAND TOTAL: £2,080,000
LOTS OFFERED: 140
TOP TEN RESULTS
LOT PRICE ESTIMATES BUYER
No.87 £336,000 £300,000-500,000 US Private Collector
David Tecchler, (b Salzburg, 1666; d Rome, 1747), A Cello, Rome, 1705.
No.63 £276,000 £100,000-150,000 US Private Collector
Lorenzo Storioni, (Cremona, b 1744; d 1816), A Viola, Cremona, 1787.
No.138 £264,000 £180,000-250,000 Anonymous
Circle Of Carlo Bergonzi, (Cremona, b 1683; d 1747), A Violin, Cremona, Circa 1730.
No.139 £192,000 £150,000-200,000 US musician
Francesco Rugeri, (Cremona, b 1620; d c1695), A Violin,Cremona, Circa 1690.
No.32 £156,000 £100,000-150,000 Private Collector
Probably By Michele Angelo Bergonzi, (Cremona, b 1721; d 1758), A Violin, Cremona, Circa 1750.
Formerly the concert instrument of Leila Josefowicz.
No.126 £84,000 £60,000-80,000 International Trade
Andrea Guarneri, (Cremona, b c1626; d 1698), A Violin, Cremona, Circa 1675.
No.24 £60,000 £50,000-80,000 Private Collector
Giuseppe & Antonio Gagliano, (fl Naples, c1780-1800), A Violin, Naples, Circa 1790.
No.54 £42,000 £15,000-20,000 Asian Private Collector
Eugène Sartory, (b Mirecourt, 1871; d Paris, 1946), A Gold And Tortoiseshell-mounted Exhibition Violin
Bow After F.x. Tourte, Paris, 1900.
No.86 £36,000 £25,000-35,000 UK musician
Vincenzo Panormo, (b Monreale, nr. Palermo, 1734; d London, 1813), A Cello, London, Circa 1800.
No.20 £33,600 £12,000-18,000 Private Collector
Vincenzo Postiglione, (Naples, b 1831; d 1916), A Violin, Naples, 1910.
Following the sale, Auctioneer and Expert-in-charge, Tim Ingles, commented: “This was a very exciting sale
with furious competition for most of the top lots. We are particularly pleased with the results for the Viola
by Lorenzo Storioni (£276,000) and the Exhibition Violin Bow by Sartory (£42,000), both of which were
rare pieces in stunning condition. The strength and breadth of the market is very impressive, with bidding
from five continents and lots of new buyers. Bidders included collectors, foundations, musicians,
orchestras and dealers. We look forward to our next sale, which will be held on 13th May 2014.”
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