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English Mahogany Double Violin Case, Workshop of John Betts, c. 1800

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Auction: Musical Instruments - 3490TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: November 09, 2020 12:00PM


English Mahogany Double Violin Case, Workshop of John Betts, c. 1800, the underside of the removable instrument compartment labeled John Betts,/Real Musical Instrument Maker,/At the Violin & German Flute,/No. 2 Under the North Piazza of the Royal Exchange./Makes in the neatest manner Violins the pattern of/Antonius Stradivarius, Hieronimus Amati, Jacobus Stainer & Tyrols./Equal for a fine full in their tone to those made in Cremona./Tenors, Violoncello's, Pentachords, &c. &c./NB. Musical Instruments Alter'd for/Sound Old Instruments./Carefully Repaired in the neatest manner, & at Reasonable Rates., the interior of the domed lid papered with penmanship exercises, approximate length of back 358 mm, ht. 6, wd. 30 1/2, dp. 12 in.

Provenance: The collection of Dr. Glenn P. Wood.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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John Betts, Glenn P. Wood, Hieronimus Amati, Jacobus Stainer