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A new brand of auctions designed for the violin trade

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For Sellers

Inviting Your Consignments


Considering selling an instrument or bow? Tarisio is here to help! As a specialized firm with leading expertise, we provide a dynamic and professional marketplace wholly dedicated to the requirements of fine instruments and bows. We will gladly consider any instrument or bow for consignment to a future sale. Click the link below to learn more about our evaluation and consignment process.

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Browse the Cozio Archive


210,000+ Photographs

36,000+ Instruments & Bows

3,500+ Violin & Bow Makers

11,000+ Historical Owners

57,000+ Auction Results

14,000+ Certificates & Documents

Auctions Calendar

  1. Feb 13

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    Feb 27

    Berlin

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    (closed) VIEW SALE

  2. Feb 27

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    Mar 14

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    VIEW SALE

  3. Mar 12

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    Mar 25

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Mar 6

  4. Apr 30

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    May 13

    Berlin

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Apr 24

  5. May 14

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    May 30

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online May 8

  6. Sep 24

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    Oct 7

    Berlin

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Sep 18

  7. Oct 15

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    Oct 28

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Oct 9

  8. Oct 29

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    Nov 14

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Oct 23

The Cozio Carteggio

Latest Feature

Mapping the flame: creating software to determine the direction of maple curl on one and two-piece violin backs
Pierre Adda

In part one of a two part Carteggio, computer scientist Pierre Adda built software to classify the direction and orientation of flame on the instruments of the Cozio archive.

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Remembering Shi Wen-Long, founder of the Chimei collection
Jason Price

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Some data about violas
Jason Price

Next weekend ALADFI, the national association of French violin makers, is holding its annual conference in Marseille. The subject this year is the viola. I'm giving a talk on the Stradivari violas and in preparation I started to organize and analyze some data from the Cozio archive.

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The Schoenfeld sisters: two Guarneris, a Tourte and a Peccatte
Jason Price

An Andrea Guarneri violin and a magnificent and rare cello by Pietro Guarneri of Venice, ex-Zara Nelsova, ex-Eleonore Schoenfeld, will be sold by Private Sale. The sisters' Tourte and Peccatte are star lots in our November auction.

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