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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
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May 22, 2016 12:00 PMCalender

The Red Violin

Auction: Musical Instruments - 2892B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 22, 2016 12:00PM


The Red Violin, one of four surviving screen-used hero props assembled and finished for the 1998 film The Red Violin by J & A Beare, London; this particular instrument with baroque setup was used during the montage of composer John Corigliano's "The Gypsies; Journey Across Europe," and bears two small jewels set in the scroll, as well as two small holes in the pegbox where a camera was mounted during filming.

Provenance: Letter from Niv Fichman, Producer.

Note: The proceeds from this lot will be donated to the medical fund of Colin Lounsbury, who is undergoing treatment for a stage 4 meningioma brain tumor.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Holes in pegbox.

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Colin Lounsbury, London