|At an auction of violins by Bonhams in London on 21 May 1997, there were three interesting lots:
An English Violin by William Glenister, labelled Wm Glenister, 23 Beak Ln,
An English Violin by William Glenister, 1918, labelled Wm Glenister, 25 Beak Ln, 1918 London, the ...
An English three-quarter size Violin by William Glenister, 1886, labelled William Glenister, London ...
And from the Summer 1997 catalogue of Hamilton Caswell, a musical instrument dealer of
Bristol contains this:
William Glenister, London, 1924
The handsome two-piece back of broadish horizontal curl, the ribs of similar wood.
The table is of medium straight grain and the varnish is of a reddish-brown colour
over a yellow ground. The back length is 417mm (16 and one eight inches), the
condition is very good. Bearing Glenister's hand-written label.
Price £5,000 (five thousand pounds)
And David Glenister further reported in
October 1999 that Frederick Phelps Ltd, of 67 Fortess Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1AG
(Tel: 0171 482 0316) had two violins and one cello made about 1914 by William Glenister.
David said "The viola is very beautiful and has spent most of its life
in Sweden and returned very recently to England. The viola is currently for sale at GBP
Another report from David Glenister about a
Glenister cello for sale at Philips auction rooms in London on 15 November 1999:
An English Violoncello by William Glenister, 23 Beak St., London, W1, 1924,
bearing the makers label, L.O.B. 301/8in. (766mm.), in brown canvas cover
The two-piece back, ribs and scroll of matched narrow curl, table of medium
grain, the lightly crackled varnish of a red colour on a golden brown
ground, in good and immediate playing condition 2000-2500
[The 2000-2500 is the expected sale price in pounds]