This is a rare opportunity to buy a 'new discovery' - an Anton Walter grand very similar to the famous example that was Mozart's own piano, now part of the permanent exhibition at the Mozart family home in Salzburg.
The sharp-tops are bone as we would expect, but annoyingly the little white squares on the nameboard are ivory. For complicated international reasons, concerning more than two countries, it will not be possible to obtain CITES certificaton, and these will be neatly removed. We suggest that the new owner would be wise to replace them with bone!
This historic instrument will be in the first auction to be held in the Netherlands by Piano Auctions Ltd. The sale will be on March 5th in Bodegraven, which is between Den Haag and Utrecht. Please note that viewing will be by appointment only.
The estimate is €90,ooo - €120,000.
Images by, and by courtesy of Piano Auctions Ltd
Some technical details, and a note about the auction, are included in the attached PDF.