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Tuesday 13th May
at Sotheby’s, London

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Sunday 11th May 12pm-5pm
Monday 12th May 9am-5pm
Tuesday 13th May 9am-1pm

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Antonio Stradivari

The ‘Macdonald’ Viola

For sale through Sotheby’s and Ingles & Hayday. Estimated to sell in excess of $45,000,000

A Stradivari viola is the ultimate prize for collectors of musical instruments. In a career spanning 71 years, Stradivari produced around 600 violins and over 60 cellos, but his violas are exceptionally rare, with only 10 examples surviving intact. For this reason the violas are especially treasured.

The last time that a Stradivari viola was on the market was in 1964 when the ‘Macdonald’ was purchased for Peter Schidlof, the celebrated violist of the Amadeus Quartet. Exactly 50 years later it is returning to the market, and the chance to acquire it is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


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Luthiers sans Frontières

Lot 107 in our auction on 13th May to be sold in support of the charity.

All proceeds from the sale will go directly towards supporting the work of the charity and Ingles & Hayday will donate all commission earned on this lot straight back to the charity.


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Private Sales & Investment

High-value instruments and bows are also offered for sale by private treaty. Ingles & Hayday have recently sold instruments by Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesù, amongst other highly sought-after makers.

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13th May, 2:00pm
Sotheby's, London

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