Musical Instruments

Christie’s has a long history of selling musical instruments by some of the world’s finest makers, from Antonio Stradivari to Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù. Recent highlights include The Art of Music exhibition in late 2015, which showcased the golden age of Italian making with eight pieces from an important European collection dating from the 1670s to the 1730s. Touring Hong Kong and Shanghai, it attracted a global audience of collectors.

Musical instruments are usually sold through Private Sales or within mixed-category auctions and single-owner sales throughout the year. Our experienced team of specialists is always available to advise on how best to buy and sell with Christie’s, or to offer free and confidential valuations.