TARISIO AUCTIONS is offering for sale a rare Italian baroque case!
From Tarisio Auctions (London venue) arrives this rare opportunity to own an 18th century Italian case for two violins, with possible ties to the workshop of Antonio Stradivari. Certificate of authenticity provided (and you can read it on their website).
It’s not every day that such cases become available for purchase. The total number of all baroque-era cases currently catalogued by expert Dr. Glenn P. Wood is currently around 50 examples world-wide, between museums and private collections, making this one of certain interest for collectos.
Estimate is £10,000 – 15,000. Bidding opens Oct 16, 2018 11:00 AM BST, ending: Oct 29, 2018 12:03 PM GMT. Disclaimer: we are not the sellers of this case.
You can look up Lot 4 at the London auction via the website www.tarisio.com
If it had been for viola and violin, I might have put in a bid of £200.
Looks like a casket for dead violins. I'm sure some collector will buy it for Halloween.
Where are the detachable pockets?
Certified for carry-on luggage?
This is very interesting. There are tools and plans for case making in the papers of Strad's shop in Cremona's Museum, so that it is highly probable that Stradivari furnished his violins with cases, and many of them were delivered in pairs.
Thank you Luis, this is precious information for many! :-)
It looks used.
David, good observation, since the case is probably at least 250 years old.
Is there a restocking fee if I don’t like it? ( hint Dimitri: I’m pulling your leg, as were a few others).
I could buy a reasonable practice violin at my local violin shop for £10,000 ;)
David, I'm afraid Tarisio does not offer returns on their sales, but an eventual unsatisfied buyer can always get in touch with the manufacturer for servicing or a trade-in. I understand Antonio is fairly easy to contact (by séance, he doesn't do email any more since he retired a few years back, in 1737), in fact he's pretty much in demand, especially for authentications although he no longer provides written certificates.
I think I know the woman. VERY short, was in prison for a while, but escaped. Police bulletins at the time said "Small medium at large."
Haha :-) !! Good one!