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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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    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
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    New York

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    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
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Latest Feature

Vincenzo II Postiglione
Dmitry Gindin

Despite beginning his career during the deeply unsettled years of the Italian Risorgimento, Postiglione managed to bring fresh life to the Neapolitan violin making scene

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Eugenio Praga
Alberto Giordano

The Genoese gentleman–luthier who became the first curator of the Paganini ’Cannon’ violin, and whose stylish copies of it influenced a generation of younger makers

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The British Cello, part 2
John Dilworth

How British traditions such as the village band played their role in the popularity of the cello during the 18th and 19th centuries

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The British Cello, part 1
John Dilworth

Why were so many cellos produced by British makers in the 18th and 19th centuries?

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  1. May 18, 2018

    Preview: June 2018 London Highlights

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  2. April 26, 2018

    Preview in New York: A Fine G.B. Guadagnini violin

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  3. March 27, 2018

    Preview: May 2018 New York Highlights

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  4. March 23, 2018

    London • March 2018 • Results

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  5. February 25, 2018

    New York • February 2018 • Results

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  6. January 18, 2018

    Preview: March 2018 London Highlights

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