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Violins for Auction in 20th March 2013 Sporting and Collectors' Sale

Posted on Martin McIlroy's Blog

Contained in the Collectors’ Sale of the West Country ’s leading auction house, Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s is a collection of violins. These violins have been collected from around Devon, Cornwall , Somerset and Dorset . They are to be included in our Collectors’ Sale to be held at our Honiton branch on the 20th March 2013.

 

 

a 19th century french violin (sc16/814)

 

A 19th century French Violin (SC16/814)

                                                                            

 

  

 a 19th century violin (sc16/818)

 

A 19th century violin (SC16/818)

                                                                                 

The violins range in quality from late 19th century copies of Stradivarius violins, through to an early 20th century violin by Johann Glass a violin maker working in Leipzig , who produced instruments for the Gewandhaus Orchestra and conservatory. More modern examples come from China and were produced in the last quarter of the 20th century. Estimates range from £40-£1,000.

 

a copy of a stradivarius violin (sc16/816)

 

A copy of a Stradivarius violin (SC16/816)

 

  

 

 

An early 20th century violin (SC16/817)

 

There has been a resurgence in the playing of the violin and all standards of players are catered for in this Collectors’ Sale from the beginner to the student up orchestra standard, and can provide musicians with a viable alternative to a modern and sometimes more expensive instrument.

 

 

 a violin by johann glass (sc16/819)

 

A violin by Johann Glass (SC16/819

          

                                                                                         

 

a german violin by joseph klotz (sc16/813)

 

A violin by Johann Glass (SC16/819

 

 

Violins appear in many of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s weekly Sales, both in our Exeter and Honiton branches, we are hoping to expand the musical instrument sales and include them within a specialised section of our Collectors’ Auction.



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This article was originally published on Martin McIlroy's Blog on Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:31:24 GMT.

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Martin McIlroyMartin McIlroy

Martin McIlroy is the Head of the Works of Art and Silver Departments at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

Martin McIlroy was educated at Exeter School in Devon and took a gap year before continuing his education at Teacher Training College. He subsequently worked at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter, cataloguing reserve collections before spending seven years working for a local auction room gaining further experience.

He joined the internationally renowned auction house Philips in 1982, where he catalogued sales in Exeter, Cornwall and London for sixteen years. He then joined Bearne's in 2000 to catalogue silver and works of art and subsequently became Head of these departments.

His favourite subject is bronze sculpture, church silver, toys and collectables.


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