Titanic violin sold for £900,000

The violin reputedly played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ill-fated liner sank has been sold for a world record £900,000 at an auction in Wiltshire.

The violin reputedly played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ship sank has been sold at auction.
The violin reputedly played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ship sank has been sold at auction. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The previous record for a single piece of Titanic memorabilia stood at £220,000.

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Titanic violin fetches £900k

A violin that the bandmaster is thought to have played as the Titanic sank has fetched £900,000 at auction in Wiltshire. It is more than four times the highest price previously paid for a piece of Titanic memorabilia.