Stradivarius Viola Could Bring $45 Million at Sale

Stradivarius Viola Could Bring $45 Million at Sale

March 27, 2014 Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 4:31 PM EST

Sotheby's is offering a rare Stradivarius viola in a private sale.

It's expected to sell for more than $45 million. The current auction record for a musical instrument was set in 2011 when a Stradivarius violin fetched $15.9 million.

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