and two bows. The auction estimates range from $12,000 to $16,000. A French violin from the school of J.B. Vuillaume, c. 1860 goes up for bid as well. Lot 25 has an estimated auction value of $10,000 to $14,000.
The auction includes a broad selection of bows by fine French and English makers, including Hill, Sartory, Maline, Ouchard, Fonclause and Gaude.
Catalogue, Preview and Event Information
Previews for the auction will be Friday, November 4th, 12 to 7 p.m., Saturday, November 5th, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 6th, 9 to 10:30 a.m. On Friday, a reception featuring live music from Tomoko Omura Quartet will be held at 5:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. online at http://conta.cc/musicNov4
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