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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Modern Italian highlights from the March auction

Tarisio's Founder, Expert, and Director, Jason Price, looks at more highlights from the March auction

By Jason Price

Last week I introduced the Balestrieri, Vuillaume and Testore from our March auction and this week I want to share seven modern Italian instruments from the sale. From Turin there are violins by Evasio Emilio Guerra and Enrico Clodoveo Melegari. Both are in near mint condition and the Guerra is still fitted with its original bridge from the maker. From the Milanese school there are fine examples by Pedrazzini, Mandelli, Monzino and an early violin by Sesto Rocchi when he was working with Leandro Bisiach. And finally we present a viola by Pietro Sgarabotto

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