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A new brand of auctions designed for the violin trade

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Notable Sales

The ‘Lady Blunt’ Stradivari


On 20 June 2011, Tarisio auctioned the ‘Lady Blunt’ Stradivari violin of 1721 for $15.9 million – a new world record

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    London

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    New York

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Latest Feature

A Guadagnini from Indiana University

A highlight of our May auction, this fine violin by G.B. Guadagnini was loaned to the young Joshua Bell when he was a student of Josef Gingold at Indiana University

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The ‘Josefowitz’ Guarneri viola, c. 1690
Jason Price

Combining power and depth with unmatched playability, this exceptionally rare 1690 Guarneri viola is one of the most highly desired instruments to come to auction in a decade

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Augusto and Gaetano Pollastri, part 2
Dmitry Gindin

Why identifying the individual work of the Pollastri brothers is no easy feat

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Augusto and Gaetano Pollastri, part 1
Dmitry Gindin with the collaboration of Roberto Regazzi

The lives of the Pollastri brothers, whose strong partnership helped their shop to become a focal point of Bologna’s fine violin making

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Latest News

  1. April 17, 2019

    Preview: May 2019 New York Highlights

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  2. March 21, 2019

    London • March 2019 • Results

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    New York • February 2019 • Results

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  4. February 19, 2019

    Preview: March 2019 London Highlights

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  5. January 12, 2019

    Preview: February 2019 New York Highlights

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  6. November 12, 2018

    New York • November 2018 • Results

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