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Italian Violin, Vincenzo Postiglione, Naples, c. 1910

Auction:
2501
Lot:
312A
Sold for:
$28,440$24,000

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Auction:
Musical Instruments - 2501
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 25, 2010 12:00PM

Description:

Italian Violin, Vincenzo Postiglione, Naples, c. 1910, bearing the maker's label, branded to the button and to the lower rib, and signed on the inside top with the maker's signature and Masonic jetatura, length of two-piece back 350 mm, with case and bow.

Provenance: Peter Buonconsiglio.
Estimate $24,000-30,000

Pegholes bushed. Repaired hairline saddle fracture, treble side of top, approx. 7.5 cm. Normal bow wear in treble C bout. Otherwise excellent condition.

Peter Buonconsiglio was a veteran orchestral and studio violinist in New York City, who recorded and performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, Wes Montgomery, and countless others on the stage and and in the studio.
He was a member of the CBS, ABC, and NBC orchestras. An educator for 22 years at Columbia University, he also had a distinguished career as a conductor and music director. His Broadway credits included shows with Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand. The Postigolione violin was his principle performing and recording instrument.

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Tony Bennett, Peter Buonconsiglio, Vincenzo Postiglione, Naples, New York City, Carmen McRae, Frank Sinatra, orchestral and studio violinist, CBS, NBC, Columbia University, conductor and music director, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, Bow, Postiglione, String instruments, Violin

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