Fine Instrument Auctions


Sales of exceptional instruments and bows, including examples of the finest classical makers

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Private Sales


A personalized service for sales of the very highest quality items

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T2 Auctions


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

  1. Oct 8

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    Oct 22

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
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  2. Oct 22

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    Nov 8

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    (closed) VIEW SALE

  3. Feb 11

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    Feb 27

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Feb 5

  4. Mar 10

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    Mar 23

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Mar 4

  5. Apr 28

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    May 14

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Apr 22

  6. Jun 9

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    Jun 29

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Jun 3

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Latest Feature

Wilma Neruda, violinist
Historic Women Performers: Lady Hallé
Alessandra Barabaschi

The Czech violinist Wilma Neruda, who was one of the first women to transition successfully from child prodigy to a glittering career as an adult

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Bow maker William Watson
Tribute to Bill Watson
Hans Benning

Remembering the much-loved British bow maker and expert William D. Watson, who died earlier this year

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Carletti viola brand
The Carletti family
Dmitry Gindin

Despite working in the shadow of more famous workshops in Bologna and Ferrara, the Carlettis are among the most interesting makers of the traditional modern Italian school

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Testore volute
Two violins by Pressenda and Testore
Jason Price

Highlights of our November New York sale, these violins are both fine and characteristic examples of the makers’ work

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Latest News

  1. November 12, 2019

    November • 2019 New York • Results

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  2. October 23, 2019

    October • 2019 London • Results

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  3. October 10, 2019

    Preview: November 2019 New York Highlights

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  4. September 23, 2019

    Preview: October 2019 London Highlights

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  5. June 27, 2019

    London • June 2019 • Results

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  6. May 29, 2019

    Preview: June 2019 London Highlights

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