In France, a Leonardo da Vinci of violins is offered for auction

Posted by : admin / On : 30 Apr 2022

A three-century-old violin dubbed the "Leonardo da Vinci of violins" could earn up to ten million euros ($10.6 million) at auction next month, according to the French auction company in charge of the sale. It was built in 1736 by renowned Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri and is currently held by virtuoso Regis Pasquier. Its music has delighted concert halls all over the world. "There are many violins, but selling this one is like selling a Rembrandt, Goya, or Leonardo da Vinci painting," said Sophie Perrine of the Aguttes auction house near Paris. The maple-backed instrument is one of roughly 150 manufactured by Guarneri, whose output equals that of Antonio Stradivari in terms of quality and longevity but who was significantly less prolific than his compatriot and contemporary.

A three-century-old violin dubbed the "Leonardo da Vinci of violins" could earn up to ten million euros ($10.6 million) at auction next month, according to the French auction company in charge of the sale. It was built in 1736 by renowned Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri and is currently held by virtuoso Regis Pasquier. Its music has delighted concert halls all over the world. "There are many violins, but selling this one is like selling a Rembrandt, Goya, or Leonardo da Vinci painting," said Sophie Perrine of the Aguttes auction house near Paris. The maple-backed instrument is one of roughly 150 manufactured by Guarneri, whose output equals that of Antonio Stradivari in terms of quality and longevity but who was significantly less prolific than his compatriot and contemporary.