Tarisio has announced the sale of the 1714 'da Vinci, ex-Seidel' Stradivari violin at auction for US $15.34m. With the reserve set at $8m, the auction, held on 9 June 2022, concluded after a dynamic and competitive bidding process.
The “da Vinci, Ex-Seidel” has a storied past. It was owned by Russian-American virtuoso Toscha Seidel, who paid $25,000 for it and owned it for nearly 40 years. Under his stewardship, the violin can be heard in the original film score for The Wizard of Oz, numerous CBS Network radio shows, and in recordings with major orchestras around the world.