Friday, 13 May 2016

A Cello bow, stamped E.Sartory a` Paris – Sold in our Antique and Interiors sale for £6500

Originating from Mirecourt France, Eugène Nicolas Sartory (1871) became known as an influential French archetier/ bow maker.  Sartory first learned his trade as an apprentice to his father and then went on to work with Paccatte and Lamy Père, before setting up his own shop on the Boulevard Nouvelle in 1893.
Sartory’s bows are marked "E.SARTORY A PARIS".  It is said that bows made by the French archetier have been among those most sought after in instrument building for over 100 years.  His perfectly balanced pieces have become classical examples of the standard of bow that follows the tradition of François Xavier Tourte.  Sartory perfected his own model and throughout his lifetime produced amazing standard high quality pieces.  Working mostly with dark Pernambuco in the earlier period and becoming increasingly lighter into the later years; but always giving his bows luxurious details, with ebony, silver and gold fittings as well as tortoiseshell thumb leather and lizard skin. 

Below is a selection of lots that sold in our last Antique and Interiors sale! It was a fantastic sale and we would like to thank everyone who  participated!

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Two beautiful lots designed by William Hair Haseler for Liberty's:

Lot 431
A small silver Art and Crafts design bowl, by William Hair Haseler for Liberty's, decorated with 3 stylised hearts enamelled in greens and blues, Birmingham 1904, impressed number 2199, weight 95.4 grams / 3.0 oz
Estimate £150 - £250

Lot 432
An Art and Crafts silver buckle design by William Hair Haseler for Liberty's, of shaped design, centred blue and green enamelled heart, Bimingham 1909, impressed number 00, weight 37 grams / 1.1 oz
Estimate £150 - £250

These lots will be sold on Wednesday 11th May Antique and Interiors Sale.  The Auction starts at 10am.

Lot 293 
A Cello bow, stamped E. Sartory a Paris to be sold Wednesday 11th May
Estimate £500 - £800