Gaetano Chiocchi

Highest auction price achieved
£ 31920.00

By Cecie Stainer

Worked in Padua in the 19th century. Was clever both at repairing instruments and making them. Chretien, Hippolyte, b. April 1, 1845, Sommerviller. In 1865 he succeeded to the business of his uncle, Hippolyte Silvestre, in Lyons; 1884, moved to Paris. Under the name of "Silvestre neveu" he has maintained the excellent reputation acquired by his uncle. His new instruments have a beautiful tone and are well made, the varnish is transparent; he is also extremely skilful in repairing old instruments. Awards: silver medal Lyons, 1872; large medal of "progress," Vienna, 1873; silver medal, Paris, 1878; gold medal, 1889

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Price History

Type Title Sold Price
Cello 76.3 cm Padua, 1870 [Workshop of] Tue 1st March 11 £ 27500.00
Violin 35.5 cm Padua, Mid 19th C. Fri 1st October 10 £ 31920.00
Violin 36.0 cm 1877 c. [Attributed to] Sat 1st November 08 £ 3600.00
Violin 35.4 cm 19th C. [Attributed to] Sat 1st July 06 £ 1440.00
Violin 1870 c. [Probably by] Tue 1st November 05 £ 1608.00
Violin 1860 c. Thu 1st June 95 £ 3795.00
Violin 36.1 cm Padua, 1871 Wed 1st June 11 £ 21600.00

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