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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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  1. Feb 11

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    Feb 27

    New York

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  2. Mar 10

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    Mar 23

    London

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    May 14

    New York

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    London

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    Oct 19

    London

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The Cozio Carteggio

Latest Feature

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Joseph Gillott
John Dilworth

The Gillott collection caused a sensation when it was sold in 1872. But who was Joseph Gillott and what attracted him to fine instruments?

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Vieuxtemps’s violins 
Tully Potter

The Belgian virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps, who was born 200 years ago this week, owned many instruments during his career, but showed a decided preference for the violins of Guarneri ‘del Gesù’

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February New York highlights quiz
Jason Price

How did you fare in our February New York highlights quiz? Read on for the answers

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The Rugeri family
Carlo Chiesa

Although Francesco Rugeri and his sons were based outside Cremona’s walls, the available evidence suggests that they were very much connected to the city’s network of violin makers

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Latest News

  1. February 26, 2020

    Preview: March 2020 London Highlights

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    November • 2019 New York • Results

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  3. October 23, 2019

    October • 2019 London • Results

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  4. October 10, 2019

    Preview: November 2019 New York Highlights

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  5. September 23, 2019

    Preview: October 2019 London Highlights

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  6. June 27, 2019

    London • June 2019 • Results

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