Lady Blunt goes down in straight shootoutmain
There were two strong bidders for the Lady Blunt Stradivarius and the winner paid £8.75 million ($14.2m), an auction record for a Cremona instrument. Plus a million and a bit more to the auction house.
That’s a lot of money for a trophy instrument that will never be played after decades of disuse. The buyer remains anonymous, wisely no doubt.