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The cellos (violoncello) is considered the stringed instrument that most closely resembles the male human voice. The cello tone does indeed have a unique, singing character which especially antique cellos project with huge volume, an incomparable range of nearly five octaves and an extravagant wealth of registers. From baroque music to jazz and even to popular music, there is hardly a genre that is not played with old cellos. Far more than a mere “little bass”, as its name suggests, cellos as being the deepest voice in the violin family have a musical radius that extend from solo performance to various ensemble combinations. Constructing a versatile stringed instrument as the cello may be described with little exaggeration as the crowning achievement of the luthiers’ art.

English cello, 1984, H.E. Runnacles  - table

This recommendable old cello was crafted presumably in England in the late 20th centu ...

Inventory No.: 3684
Provenance: prob. England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 75.6 cm
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 4000.0 €

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Good English Cello, made around 1950
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This good English cello for sale was crafted around 1950 by an unknown master in a Br ...

Inventory No.: 2402
Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 75.1 cm
Year: mid 20th century
Price: 6500.0 €

Very beautiful Viennese cello, approx. 1800 - 1820 - top

This historic Viennese cello is a magnificent instrument from Beethoven's day and was ...

Inventory No.: 3863
Provenance: Vienna
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 74.0 cm
Year: 1800 - 1820
Price: 18500.0 €



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • SALE French violin,Charles Simonin, approx. 1860
  • Mario Gadda: Italian violin suitable for soloists, 1985 - radiant tone
  • NEW SOUND SAMPLE: Contemporary Markneukirchen master viola, Jochen Voigt, 1982, for soloists
  • Fine and excellent Cello bow. Copy of Eugene Sartory, Markneukirchen, 1910/1920
  • Antique violin. Modeled after Stradivarius approx. 1900
  • Markneukirchen violin by C. A. Götz, 1937
  • Old Markneukirchen 3/4 violin, c.1940
  • Old Markneukirchen violin with a warm sound, 1930's
  • Antique lion head violin from Saxony
  • SALE Fine antique French 3/4 sized violin, noble sound
  • Italian violin, Raffaele Calace e figlio 1929
  • German violin bow. Very good playing qualities
  • MARMA, silver violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1920
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Old Italian violin, Stefano Caponetti (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Antique German violin after Stainer, c.1910
  • Contemporary English violin, Elspeth Noble 1991 - Guarnerius model
  • Fine 18th century violin, Klotz circle, approx. 1790 (certificate Hieronyms Köstler)
  • Contemporary Italian violin by Giovanni Lazzaro, Padua 1990
  • 18th century English violin, approx. 1760. Probably by James Preston
  • Cristiano Ferrazzi. Italian violin op. 120
  • Viennese master violin, c.1910
  • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1760 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)
  • Antique Mittenwald violin, Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1900 (certificate C. Sprenger)
  • French violin. Probably J. T. L., after J. B. Vuillaume