Furber violin (URGENT HELP PLS)
I found the John Furber (lot 147) on sale at current Tarisio New York in very excellent condition but the condition says cracks adjacent to neck and saddle, edge cracks and treble corners capped. it was made in c.1800, should I be concern about it? I need to put a higher bid before auction ends in 3 hours, so just checking with some experienced people in here. Thanks a lot!
I am also looking at a completely different style of violin by Alceste Bulfari 1996 at Tarisio New York. I have not had a chance to try that violin when I was in Tarisio trying violins, but I heard only good things about this violin maker. I also believe he is the teacher of Riccardo Bergonzi whose violins are now extremely desirable. Can anyone give me any insight about the Bulfari violin (lot 158)? I think retail is selling for about US$15,000? Thanks again.
Respectfully, if you have to ask those questions here then you really should not be buying at an auction by yourself. You can get burned badly.
Yes, I'm not very experienced but even if I were I'd be very reluctant to offer anyone advice over a violin I'd never seen. Have you actually played this Furber?
I once played a Bulfari. Excellent instrument. Couldn't afford it 30 years ago when it was priced at $20k. $15k could be a real bargain...
The answer is the Furber is in pretty good condition with cracks in not important places, I wouldn't let that stop you from bidding if you have already heard it.
"I am also looking at a completely different style of violin by Alceste Bulfari 1996 at Tarisio New York. I have not had a chance to try that violin when I was in Tarisio trying violins, but I heard only good things about this violin maker."
Bulfari sold for $5000.00, $6000.00 with buyer's premium.
Auction houses have condition reports that specify certain kinds of defects, but not others.
what happened Alex??