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From the archive: A violin by G. B. Guadagnini, 1743, in the context of booming auction results
This photo was published in the January 1989 issue of The Strad as part of a round-up of London auction sales the previous November – Robert Lewin, a contributor to the Strad for over 40 years, diagnosed ‘violin fever’
Video: how Stradivarius and Guarneri del Gesù violins were made
Not everybody in the 18th century thought Stradivari made great instruments. Some people thought they were a bit heavy and clumpy' Violin maker Andrew Fairfax explores how violins of the Golden age were constructed. This video was made to accompany Christie’s ‘Art of Music’ exhibition ...
Video: endoscope reveals internal view of Stradivarius violin
Here we see evidence of where the cracks have been repaired...' Musical instrument expert Kerry Keane examines the internal structure of an early long-pattern Stradivari violin with an endoscope. The violin is one of eight Stradivari and Guarneri instruments for private sale as part of Christie’s ‘Art of ...
Vadim Repin plays seven Stradivarius and Guarneri violins
The instruments are part of Christie's 'The Art of Music' sale
Christie’s exhibits $60m Stradivarius and Guarneri collection in Shanghai and Hong Kong
'The Art of Music' sale features seven violins and one cello from a private European collection