Tourte violin bow sets new world record at auction
A Tourte violin bow has set a new world record at auction, achieving $288,960 in a November 2 sale at Beares Auctions in London.
The ebony and silver lot dates to around 1825.
The auction house explains: “The bow is believed to have been owned by the celebrated Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman and bears his engraved initials on the ferule. It was purchased by a professional violinist. “
Huberman (1888-1947) was a Jewish Polish violinist who helped around 1,000 Jews escape the holocaust by founding the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
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