cites update

cites update

CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora drawn up in 1973. This is the multilateral treaty that governs the trade of endangered species across borders and within countries. The treaty was imposed…

 

Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu

Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu

Newsletter No 3, December 2014

Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu died 270 years ago, leaving a legacy as Cremona’s most maverick maker. We examine violins that have been inspired by his genius, with a variety of modern instruments and a closer look at the first English copyist of his work, George Craske.

 

London’s Newest Violin Shop

London’s Newest Violin  Shop

Newsletter No1 October 2014
Our first newsletter, featuring instruments by Andreas Hellinge, Neil Ertz, Ludwig Neuner, Charles Jacquot, Daniel Parker, Riccardo Genovese & Bela Szepessy

 

George Craske

George Craske

George Craske’s head “was exactly the same shape and measure as Shakespeare’s”. He was also one of the very first nineteenth-century copyists of Del Gesu’s work. We explore some of the finest examples by this extraordinary maker.

 

Blogging for Tarisio

Blogging for Tarisio

For some pleasurable months from 2012-2013, I was able to put (increasingly metaphorical) pen to paper writing blogs on the key lots for Tarisio’s online auction. With the development of the Cozio site, these have been consumed into their back-catalogue…