Record prices for Rostropovich cellos

The great Slava and Galina sell-off raked in £4.2million ($5.3 million) at Sotheby’s yesterday.

It included three cellos..

A 1783 G B Guadagnini sold for £1,9m and a 1741 Santo Serafin for £610,000, the highest prices ever achieved for these makers.

A Giovanni Guidanti, rated at £200,000-300,000, failed to make its reserve.

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