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Sales of speculative, restorable and trade items

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Notable Sales

The 'Lady Blunt' Stradivarius of 1721


On 20 June 2011, Tarisio auctioned the 'Lady Blunt' Stradivarius of 1721 for $15.9 million - a new world record

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Auctions Calendar

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    Oct 14

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
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  2. Oct 17

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    Oct 27

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
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  3. Nov 25

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    Dec 10

    New York

    Speculative, Restorable & Trade
    Catalog online Nov 19

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Cremona’s Museo del Violino collection
Philip J. Kass

Visitors to Cremona's newest instrument museum journey through five centuries of exceptional violin making

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Johann Knoop
Baron Knoop
Harriet Grace

He was one of the great collectors of fine stringed instruments and many famous violins now bear his name – but who was Baron Johann Knoop and what made him sell his collection in the early 20th century?

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Stradivari’s violas, Part 2
John Dilworth

Having developed the 'CV' contralto viola form, Stradivari was poised to create some of the greatest masterpieces of his career, including the 'Archinto', 'Russian' and 'Macdonald'

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Stradivari’s violas, Part 1
John Dilworth

Why did the Stradivari workshop produce so few violas? The history of the instrument provides some clues

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Latest News

  1. September 25, 2014

    David Gusset discusses his two instruments in the October NY auction

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  2. September 22, 2014

    VSA 2014 Convention

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  3. September 22, 2014

    IVCI – 2014

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  4. September 19, 2014

    Tarisio Zürich Exhibition

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  5. September 10, 2014

    Public Viewings – October 2014 Highlights

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  6. September 2, 2014

    The ‘Vatican Stradivari’

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