My approach to inventory is one I learned from my father. It may sound simple, but it is based upon acquiring characteristic examples by well known makers. Quality over quantity. I believe in offering instruments and bows that I would want to own myself, with a forward looking lens knowing that once they pass through my hands it is my responsibility to see that they are well taken care of and that they perform at their best.
The following is a glimpse at some of the current inventory for sale. If you do not see what you are looking for, please inquire the inventory changes frequently and many items for sale are not published due to the discretion of our clients. At the moment we currently have examples from Stradivari, Guarneri, Bergonzi, Rogeri, Ruggeri, Grancino, Gagliano, and others for sale. Fine, old instruments & bows are all accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Additionally, our bow inventory has quickly and quietly become one of the best. Offering the best bows by Tourte, Peccatte, Persoit, Simon, Henry, Voirin, Sartory, Maline, Ouchard, and others. Please contact us today!
It is our great pleasure to offer the 'Blagrove' Omobono Stradivari for sale for only the second time since 1963. Made at the beginning of Antonio Stradivari's coveted Golden Period, this great Stradivari violin has been has been praised by many of of the world's greatest experts for its fine condition and beautiful tone.
Having been sold by great firms of the 20th Century such as W.E. Hill & Sons of London, William Lewis & Sons of Chicago, and Jacques Francais of New York, the 'Blagrove' is the most important and finest known example of Antonio Stradivari's younger son, Omobono. Owned for almost 50 years by celebrated American Concertmaster Jesse Ceci, this exceptional Stradivari is covered in a beautiful reddish-brown varnish and still retains its original and historically significant label.
The next owner will not only be acquiring an extraordinary sounding Stradivari violin, but also forever be attached to this historical event. We welcome your serious inquiry.
The original, undisturbed Stradivari label within the 'Blagrove'
The beautiful one piece back of the 'Blagrove' covered in the best quality Stradivari varnish
A rare cello by Stefano Scarampella, Mantova, 1908
A violin by Giuseppe 'Filius Andrea' Guarneri Cremona c 1720
A Guarneri model violin by Carl G. Becker, Chicago, 1922
A rare and powerful Romeo Antoniazzi cello modeled after Stradivari's 'Forma B' cellos bearing its original label
A scroll of a Giovanni Grancino cello, Milan c 1710