Fine Auctions


Sales of exceptional instruments and bows, including examples of the finest classical makers

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A personalized service for sales of the very highest quality items

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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

  1. Sep 16

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    Oct 16

    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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Latest Feature

Vadim Gluzman
Vadim Gluzman
Ariane Todes

The Israeli violinist talks about how he has learned to listen to the 1690 'Auer' Stradivari over the past 17 years, and his quest for the perfect bow

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A fine violin by Matthijs Hofmans
Jan Strick

With at least five generations of Hofmans makers, all using the same model, it's not easy to identify their individual work, but this well-preserved example is typical of the family's output

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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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  1. October 3, 2014

    Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (Swiss Radio and Television)

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  2. October 2, 2014

    Buy Now!

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  3. September 25, 2014

    David Gusset discusses his two instruments in the October NY auction

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  4. September 22, 2014

    VSA 2014 Convention

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  5. September 22, 2014

    IVCI – 2014

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  6. September 19, 2014

    Tarisio Zürich Exhibition

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