“This was, by far, the largest, most complex transaction in the history of the violin trade. With buyer and seller on different continents, it dwarfed all other such transactions both in the amount of money involved and in the many difficulties that had to be overcome. It could only have been accomplished through an intermediary whose competence, expertise and probity were beyond questions, a dealer completely trusted by both buyer and seller. I believe Beare’s is the only firm in the world that could have accomplished such a complex, multi-national transaction.”
– Dr. David Fulton – one of the world’s leading violin collectors
Dealing for decades in the most extensive range of instruments, we have built an unparalleled network of buyers of the broadest variety that stretches across the globe. These include players, collectors, patrons, foundations, private investors, orchestras and academies, who come from a diverse assortment of countries and belong to a wide variety of markets. Time and time again, they return to us after their initial acquisition, as they know they can access in complete trust our remarkable pool of instruments.
If you sell an instrument or bow through J & A Beare, you can rest assured that it will be marketed to this broad and knowledgeable network, whether at our premises in London or via private viewings or public events throughout the world. As a further advantage, all the items we offer for sale come with our own, widely-respected Certificate of Authenticity.
If you have an instrument or bow that you would like to discuss with us for private sale, please submit your photographs and other relevant information through the Valuations & Appraisals page. We will contact you as soon as we have had a chance to review your request.