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Notable Sales

The ‘Lady Blunt’ Stradivari


On 20 June 2011, Tarisio auctioned the ‘Lady Blunt’ Stradivari violin of 1721 for $15.9 million – a new world record

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The Cozio Carteggio

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map of 17th century turin
Guadagnini’s Turin
Dmitry Gindin

An excerpt from "The Modern Italian Violinmakers", the much-anticipated forthcoming publication by Dmitry Gindin

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he ‘Bennett, Reifenberg, Brooks’ Bergonzi.
The ‘Bennett, Reifenberg, Brooks’ Carlo Bergonzi, Cremona, c 1733-36
Jason Price and Michael A. Baumgartner

This exceptional violin by Carlo Bergonzi, currently offered by Tarisio in Private Sale, has important provenance which was previously hidden in plain sight.

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Paris in the Time of Tourte
Lucy Sante

An excerpt from TOURTE, the much-anticipated forthcoming publication by Paul Childs and Duane Rosengard.

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The ‘ex-Jean Pierre Maurin’ Guadagnini made in Milan in 1751
Jason Price

As far as Guadagnini’s go, the ‘ex-Maurin’ is outstanding.

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