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 Roger N. Chittolini

Roger Chittolini was one of the great collectors of the 20th century, and many fine instruments still bear his name. We present the first biography of this important figure in violin history

By Gennady Filimonov

The name Roger N. Chittolini is associated with some of the world’s finest instruments, including the ‘Lipinski’ Stradivari and many others. He was clearly a tenacious, independent spirit...

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