Bowed Strings

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Small six string viol, with original label “André Castagneri Fait a Paris / a l'Hotel de Soissons 1739” Overall length 60.7cm. String sounding length 31.8cm.
In very good original condition, the fingerboard and tailpiece appear to be original. Small chip off the scroll.

Price £16000.00
Instrument #478
References
"Andréa Castagneri” from “Histoire de la lutherie parisienne du XVIIIe siecle a 1960” 1997 by S.Milliot

Experimental violin with mermaid head, unsigned probably made in France
in the first half of the 20th century. Length 60.0cm. Perhaps made to test
some strange acoustic principles as it has different struts inside the open
body. One other example of this model I have seen was branded “Medalaire”

In good original condition, with a few signs of use and wear.

Price £3800.00
Instrument #479

Scottish bowed cittern, the body of seven ribs of maple, labelled “Georgius Mollifon fecit / ABREDEAIS 1794” made by George Mollison in Aberdeen, Overall length 68.0cm. Repaired cracks in table, holes in neck for cappo filled in.
Repaired cracks in table, holes in neck for cappo filled in.

Price £3500.00
Instrument #480

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