Date: 2011 May 02 16:10
Posted by Joe
BBC News have an interesting story about am exceptionally well-preserved Stradivarius violin being auctioned to raise money for the Japan quake. The violin is known as The Lady Blunt.
BBC News says - "The 1721 violin is being sold by the Nippon Music Foundation, with the entire proceeds going to their Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund."
Apparently The Lady Blunt has set a record price every time it was sold last century.
Tarisio will auction the violin online on 20th June 2011.
"Tarisio described the foundation's decision to sell 'what is considered the finest violin of their collection" as "a gesture of profound generosity'."
The violin fetched $10 million USD when it was last sold in 2008.