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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Found! The birth and death dates of Persoit

Bow expert Paul Childs recounts the recent discovery of two important historical documents that shed light on the life of this great bowmaker.

By Paul Childs

As Duane Rosengard and I near completion of our book TOURTE, new research on Jean Pierre Marie Persoit yields prescient information as we connect his earliest bowmaking to the Tourte brothers. Having personally spent countless hours in the Paris archives searching for his death and imagining that his birth would never be found, I am […]

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