Edition:
United States
Pictures | Fri May 23, 2014 | 8:28am EDT

Stradivarius violin owned by reclusive U.S. heiress could sell for $10 million

Kerry Keane, Christie's Musical Instruments specialist, poses for a photograph with the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Kerry Keane, Christie's Musical Instruments specialist, poses for a photograph with the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Kerry Keane, Christie's Musical Instruments specialist, poses for a photograph with the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Close
1 / 3
A detail is seen inside the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. . REUTERS/Toby Melville

A detail is seen inside the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. . REUTERS/Toby Melville

A detail is seen inside the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. . REUTERS/Toby Melville
Close
2 / 3
The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery is pictured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in this February 6, 2014 handout photo at a news conference after it was recovered.  REUTERS/Jon D. Riemann/Milwaukee Police/Handout via Reuters

The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery is pictured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in this February 6, 2014 handout photo at a news conference after it was recovered. ...more

The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery is pictured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in this February 6, 2014 handout photo at a news conference after it was recovered. REUTERS/Jon D. Riemann/Milwaukee Police/Handout via Reuters
Close
3 / 3

Next Slideshows

Stradivarius violin owned by reclusive U.S. heiress could sell for $10 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Stradivarius violin forgotten in a closet for decades and formerly owned by a reclusive U.S. heiress to a copper fortune could sell for...

May 22 2014

Mantel's Tudor 'soap opera' strikes chord in modern London

LONDON (Reuters) - Five centuries after he ruled the roost in Tudor England, Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell is playing to packed houses in London...

May 19 2014

Abstract work by Barnett Newman tops Christie's contemporary art sale

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American artist Barnett Newman's abstract painting "Black Fire I" sold for $84.2 million at Christie's contemporary art sale on Tuesday,...

May 14 2014

Paris' Picasso museum chief sacked in crisis with staff

PARIS (Reuters) - The head of Paris' Picasso museum was sacked on Tuesday as a looming staff revolt and a disputed renovation threatened the long-delayed...

May 13 2014

MORE IN PICTURES

National strike in Venezuela

National strike in Venezuela

Clashes break out as Venezuela's opposition launches a two-day national strike in a final push to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into abandoning a weekend election for a super-congress.

Hamas 'summer camp'

Hamas 'summer camp'

Hamas stages military-style summer camps for young Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Scuffles as Jerusalem holy site reopens

Scuffles as Jerusalem holy site reopens

Thousands of Muslim worshippers surged into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque and at least 113 were hurt in scuffles with police after Israel lifted security measures imposed at the sacred site in the face of days of violent protests.

Jeff Bezos now world's richest person

Jeff Bezos now world's richest person

Amazon's Jeff Bezos unseats Bill Gates to become the world's richest person.

Chinese opera revisits Long March

Chinese opera revisits Long March

An opera telling the story of the Red Army's long march in 1935, will have its premiere soon as China marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

MS-13 gang members behind bars

MS-13 gang members behind bars

Members of MS-13, one of two rival notorious criminal gangs in El Salvador, are held in prisons across the crime-ravaged Central American nation.

World Aquatics Championships

World Aquatics Championships

Highlights from the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Deadly monsoon rains lash India

Deadly monsoon rains lash India

Massive floods triggered by torrential rains have killed more than 100 people across India this month.

Portugal battles raging wildfires

Portugal battles raging wildfires

Over a thousand firefighters continue to battle fierce flames in central Portugal.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast