A superb and rare English violoncello by Benjamin Banks, Salisbury, 1785
Quite simply one of the most important English violoncellos of the eighteenth-century, a rare and exquisite example by Benjamin Banks “the English Amati” made to an augmented Stradivari B-piccola form.
Ateliers de la Dyle handmade cello £4,500
We have been looking for the ideal professional ‘second’ cello on the market for under £5000 and instruments by Les Ateliers de la Dyle is the best cello we’ve found for the price, making it a fabulous intermediate instrument to take students all the way through grade 8, and into university or amateur orchestras.
A Fine French Violoncello by Hippolyte Caussin, Neufchatel, circa 1860
The Caussin workshop specialised in producing antiqued instruments for the London and Paris trade, but in the early years their instruments were made to extremely high quality, and the work of the family – Francois-Nicolas and Hippolyte are highly revered,…
A fine English violoncello by Lockey Hill, London circa 1770
Lockey Hill had a prolific and varied career. This example shows enormous influence from his father, Joseph making it one of the most attractive models to come from his workshop, with especially elegant Amati-styling around the soundholes. An excellent and…
A fine French violoncello by Laurent Bourlier (III), Mirecourt, circa 1820
A very powerful cello exemplifying the best Mirecourt workmanship of the early nineteenth century.
A fine contemporary violoncello after Matteo Goffriller
Kai’s violoncello has enjoyed a distinguished professional career over the last decade, and was recently replaced by it’s first owner with a Vuillaume: Higher praise is difficult to come by. This copy of a Venetian cello by Matteo Goffriller has…
A fine contemporary violoncello after Domenico Montagnana
Andrew copied a cut-down original by the might Venetian maker, Domenico Montagnana. The narrowed proportions provide an extremely successful model which is reflected in this copy. A great looking and great sounding instrument with great depth and reserves of sound.
A fine contemporary English bass viol