Friday 3 June 2011

Strad for sale for Japan

Need a Strad in your life?  Got $$$ to spare?  Tarisio, the online instrument auction house, is offering one of the best preserved of Antoini Stradiviari's violins for sale in June.  The Nippon Music Foundation has offered up the Lady Blunt Stradivari of 1721, from their collection, in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster.  All the money raised will go to the disaster relief effort, an extraordinarily generous gesture given that the violin is expected to sell for several million pounds.  Tarisio has a great deal of information about the instrument, including photos, at their website.  Public viewings will take place in London in late June - Devil's Trill plans to be there to take a look at this fabulous instrument. 

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