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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Salabue, la casa di Conte Cozio

A trip to Count Cozio’s historic castello in the village of Salabue, where descendants of the famous violin collector still gather to listen to music

By Jason Price

Last year a mutual acquaintance introduced me to the Davico di Quitengo family, whose ancestor in the late-18th century married Paola Cozio, sister of Alessandro Ignazio, and moved into the Cozio family castello in Salabue. Late last year the family invited me to visit them and to attend a house concert in the music room...

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