Joseph Puskas

Highest auction price achieved
£ 2054.00

By John Dilworth

PUSKAS, Joseph Born 1913 Hungary, d. after 1970 West Park, Ohio USA. Pupil of Paulus Pilat 1938-1941. Established in New York before moving to Los Angeles 1947. Stradivari and Guarneri models initially. Later developed a personal model. Similarly early violas on Gaspar da Salò model. Later instruments to a personal model. Spirit varnish up until 1970; subsequently used an oil formulation. Mostly local materials since 1954. About 150 instruments completed. Branded externally: ‘Joseph Puskas’ [Wenberg]

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Price History

Type Title Sold Price
Viola 41.4 cm Los Angeles, 1970 Wed 1st December 10 £ 1292.00
Violin 35.7 cm Los Angeles, 1973 Wed 1st December 10 £ 1140.00
Violin 35.6 cm Los Angeles, 1978 Tue 1st December 09 £ 1325.00
Viola 40.3 cm 1970 Tue 1st September 98 £ 2054.00
Violin 1970 Sun 1st February 98 £ 1732.00

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