Amadeus Mozart signed letter realises $217,000

A signed letter written by Amadeus Mozart to a friend has sold for $217,000 at RR Auction.

The lot was among the highlights of an October 14 sale.

Mozart letter RR
Mozart wrote the letter to botanist Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin

It dates to 1786 and reads in full: "I ask you to send me by the bearer of this, the Quartet in g minor, the Sonata in Eb and the 'New Trio in g."

Bobby Livingston, a spokesman for RR Auction, said: "Mozart letters are among the most sought after of all musical autographs, and with such specificity concerning his own compositions this is a truly outstanding example."

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