Lock of Beethoven's hair (Stumpff lock)

Lock of Beethoven's hair with an autograph letter of presentation by J.A. Stumpff to the family of Jane Stirling of Kippenross Castle, inscription dated May 7, 1827

Item Information
Material Type: 
Hair
Record Number: 
Ha8
Creator: 
Works: 
Previous Owners: 
J.A. Stumpff; Jane Stirling
Provenance: 
given to the family of Jane Stirling by J.A. Stumpff in May 1827
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Auction Information
Auction House: 
Sotheby's (London)
Lot Number: 
5
Bibliographical Reference: 

Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts, sale no. L16406 (with photograph); Beethoven Journal va. 31, no. 2 (Winter 2016), p. 90.

Date of Sale: 
11/29/2016
Seller: 
Buyer: 
Kevin Brown
Sender: 
Recipients: 
Copyists: 
Sold to: 
American Beethoven Society
Pricing Information
Treasures Tracking: 
Estimate Price: 
£6000-8000
Sale Price: 
£11875
Sale Price in U.S Currency: 
$14731
Hammer Price: