The Cozio Archive

Welcome to Cozio, the world’s largest reference resource for buyers, sellers and connoisseurs of fine stringed instruments and bows.

Founded in 2003 as a public registry of iconography, provenance and pricing information for historical stringed instruments, Cozio encompasses over 36,000 individual instruments and bows by over 3,500 makers. It is also the most comprehensive online source for maker biographies and provenance information, and contains over 57,000 historical auction prices.

Although most of Cozio is available to the public by subscription, it also contains photographs, documents and records of instruments and bows that are accessible only by request. If you would like information about any item that is not publicly available, please contact us.

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Lupot and his successors, part 3: Gand Frères

The death of Charles François Gand saw his elder son scrambling to keep the prestigious titles that his father had been awarded during his career

By Gael Francais

Charles Adolphe Gand was born in Paris in 1812 and was 33 when his father, Charles François Gand, died in 1845. He had trained with his father from an early age and was quite competent to take over the Gand shop...

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