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 6

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    Oct 19

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
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  2. Oct 27

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    Nov 12

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
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  3. Feb 23

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    Mar 11

    New York

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Feb 17

  4. Mar 9

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    Mar 22

    London

    Fine Instruments & Bows
    Catalog online Mar 3

The Cozio Carteggio

Latest Feature

Found! The birth and death dates of Persoit
Paul Childs

Bow expert Paul Childs recounts the recent discovery of two important historical documents that shed light on the life of this great bowmaker.

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Remembering Lynn Harrell

Adrian Brendel, soloist and current steward of the 'Harrell' Montagnana, and Jason Price, Founder of Tarisio, pay tribute to the late Lynn Harrell.

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Historic Women Performers: the Sisters Milanollo
Alessandra Barabaschi

The story of two young prodigies who included Joseph Joachim among their fans and were bequeathed fine violins by Domenico Dragonetti

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Bernardo Calcagno, part 2
Alberto Giordano

Exploring the key characteristics of Calcagno’s style and approach through two different examples of his work

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