Good 18th century violoncello attributed to Jean Hyacinthe Rottenburgh of Bruxelles, indistinctly labelled, the two piece back of medium grain with similar wood to the sides, the head of plainish wood, the table of a fine width grain widening to the flanks and the varnish of a brownish red colour on a golden ground, 29 5/8″, 75.20cm

*This instrument forms part of the estate of the late Jane Coe who was principle Cellist at The English Concert Orchestra. This Violoncello was played on numerous recordings made by the Orchestra and is sold with a receipt from Hug & Co, Zurich dated 30th March 1962 and a purchase receipt to the late vendor from Robert Bailey dated 21st October 1991. The late vendor also features in a book by Paul Laird – The Baroque Cello revival.

Sold for £24000