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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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Auctions Calendar

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    Mar 1

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
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    Mar 18

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    (closed) VIEW SALE

  3. Apr 30

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    May 16

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Apr 24

  4. Jun 11

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    Jun 24

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Jun 5

  5. Oct 15

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    Oct 28

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Oct 9

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    Nov 7

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Oct 16

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Latest Feature

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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Historic women performers: Leonora Jackson McKim
Alessandra Barabaschi

Why did this talented violinist, who achieved international fame against the odds, have such a short career?

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Mon cher Monsieur Richelme
Marie Turini-Viard

Letters to the French luthier Marius Richelme reveal a world of 19th-century French violin making that is both quite different and surprisingly similar to our own

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Andrea Amati, part 2
John Dilworth

What can we learn about the development of Andrea Amati’s style from his surviving instruments – and can we really detect the hand of his eldest son, Antonio, in them?

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  1. March 21, 2019

    London • March 2019 • Results

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    New York • February 2019 • Results

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    Preview: March 2019 London Highlights

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    Preview: February 2019 New York Highlights

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    New York • November 2018 • Results

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    London • October 2018 • Results

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