The Cozio Archive

Welcome to Cozio, the world’s largest reference resource for buyers, sellers and connoisseurs of fine stringed instruments and bows.

Founded in 2003 as a public registry of iconography, provenance and pricing information for historical stringed instruments, Cozio encompasses over 30,000 individual instruments and bows by over 2,500 makers. It is also the most comprehensive online source for maker biographies and provenance information, and contains over 50,000 historical auction prices.

Although most of Cozio is available to the public by subscription, it also contains photographs, documents and records of instruments and bows that are accessible only by request. If you would like information about any item that is not publicly available, please contact us.


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The life of Nicolò Amati, Part 2

By the 1640s the Amati workshop had recovered from the plague years but the master remained unmarried and the family line seemed destined to die out

By Carlo Chiesa

Last week we saw how Nicolò Amati maintained the family business through the years of plague and famine and the Amati workshop of the 1640s remained the most illustrious in Italy.