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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The ‘Josefowitz’ Guarneri viola, c. 1690

Combining power and depth with unmatched playability, this exceptionally rare 1690 Guarneri viola is one of the most highly desired instruments to come to auction in a decade

By Jason Price

I remember just before we sold the ‘Primrose’ Guarneri viola in 2012, David Rattray invited me up to the Royal Academy of Music in London as he thought it would be an interesting idea to see it side-by-side with the ‘Josefowitz’ Guarneri viola...

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