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    Dec 11

    New York

    Speculative, Restorable & Trade
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    Feb 17

    New York

    Speculative, Restorable & Trade
    Catalog online Jan 28

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    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
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    May 12

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Apr 6

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    Jun 28

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Jun 2

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Guarneri ‘del Gesù’, Part II (1731–1740)
John Dilworth and Carlo Chiesa

During the 1730s the newly independent del Gesu was ready to experiment with fresh ideas, and his instruments from this middle period show a Stradivari influence and a freer execution

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Leandro Bisiach Sr., Part II
Dmitry Gindin

As the output of Bisiach's workshop continued to grow after 1900, he employed various illustrious makers including Sgarabotto, Ornati and Sderci to ensure the standards of his instruments remained high

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Leandro Bisiach Sr., Part I
Dmitry Gindin

We look at how the son of a carpenter rose to become one of the founders of the modern Milan school, as well as Italy's answer to J.B. Vuillaume

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Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ Part I (1698–1731)
John Dilworth and Carlo Chiesa

Although little is known about the early career of Giuseppe Guarneri before he became 'del Gesù', his youthful hand can be seen in the late works of his father and in a rare violin bearing his 'Andrea Nepos' label

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  1. October 29, 2014

    London • Fine Instruments & Bows • Results

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    New York • October 2014 Fine Instruments & Bows • Results

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  3. October 21, 2014

    Celebrating 15 years!

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    Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (Swiss Radio and Television)

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  5. October 2, 2014

    Buy Now!

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  6. September 25, 2014

    David Gusset discusses his two instruments in the October NY auction

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