May
13

Expensive “Lady Blunt”

The “Lady Blunt” a 1721 violin built by Stradivari sold at auction for 200K in ‘71. Nippon Music paid $10 million for it in ’08 and is auctioning it off on 6/20 with proceeds benefiting victims of Japan’s quake and tsunami. The instrument is so valued because so few have played it. The original varnish shimmers, its edges are sharp and it looks new, yet is unplayable. Lady Blunt was the granddaughter of Lord Byron. Any bidders?

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