Edmund Aireton

(c. 1720 - 1807)
AIRETON, Edmund Born circa. 1720, died 1807 London UK. Worked in Piccadilly, and from 1805 in Hog Lane (present day Crown Street, Soho). Stainer or Amati model. Employed initially by Peter Wamsley from c.1735. Rather poor yellow varnish but excellent craftsmanship, similar to Wamsley’s pupil Thomas Smith. An excellent five-string cello of small size is labelled and dated 1776. His signature or label appears in instruments labelled and sold by several London makers and dealers, including Peter Wamsley, Norris & Barnes, and John Johnson. Made by / Edmund Aireton / London, 1755

£ 8,625
Highest auction price achieved

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