CHRISTIES HONG KONG THE ART OF MUSIC OUTSTANDING ITALIAN INSTRUMENTS FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION 26-29 NOVEMBER 2015

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CHRISTIES HONG KONG THE ART OF MUSIC OUTSTANDING ITALIAN INSTRUMENTS FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION 26-29 NOVEMBER 2015
Shanghai/Hong Kong - Christie’s is proud to announce a landmark exhibition, The Art of Music: Outstanding Italian Instruments from an Important Private Collection, in Shanghai and Hong Kong from 14 October to 29 November of eight exceptional string instruments available for private sale. The exhibition comprises outstanding examples by Antonio Stradivari (four violins and one cello) and his contemporary Giuseppe Bartolomeo Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ (three violins), whose names are synonymous with the greatest musical instruments ever produced. Drawn from an important European collection, The Art of Music represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire some of the greatest violins and cellos still in private hands. Dating from the 1670s to the 1730s, the Golden Age of Italian making, each piece is exquisite aurally and aesthetically. The group has a combined value of almost US$60 million. The exhibition is sponsored by the world renowned piano makers Steinway & Sons. Accompanying the Shanghai and Hong Kong exhibition, Christie’s will host a series of events – including lectures, art forums and recitals – to engage with enthusiastic private collectors, foundations, art institutions and musicians.
1673 Stradivari cello ex du Pré
1686 Stradivari violin ex Rosenheim /Kochański
1694 Stradivari violin Muir-Mackenzie
1705 Stradivari violin Baron von der Leyen/ ex-Klaveness
1717 Stradivari violin ex Piatti
1728 Guarneri del Gesù violin ex Kubelíc ex Von Vecsey
1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin ex Kathleen Parlow ex Viotti
1736 Guarneri del Gesù violin ex Lafont ex Brodsky ex Repin violin (illustrated above left)