We do appreciate you posting all of these auction finds Bridget.
We find them a fascinating way of enlarging our general knowledge of Gurdies (and their values) when we peruse the pictures etc. Wish we were better able to grasp French and German language though.
This old Luteback has, not surprisingly, attracted a lot of attention. If only these instruments could relate stories of their past life, this one could tell many tales by the look of it, beautiful.
As for the new Blue one by Claire Dugue, we have been itching to know the story behind that too.
It is hard not to suffer multiple attacks of 'Wishitis' even given our luck in having a really nice instrument already !
Thanks again and best wishes from Rob and Marj'