The Lady Tennant Stradivarius

The Lady Tennant Stradivarius

The Lady Tennant Stradivarius is an antique violin made in 1699 by grandmaster violin maker Stradivari, a year before his ‘golden period’. The three century-old Stradivarius fetched a price of US$2.032 million in a Christie’s auction in 2005, and...
Lord Wilton Guarneri

Lord Wilton Guarneri

If anyone would ask what is the favorite violin of legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin, it would be the Lord Wilton Guarneri. Lord Wilton, an antique violin made by Guarneri del Gesu in 1742, was one of the most famous violins of Menuhin because of its powerful tone....
Il Cannone Guarneri Violin

Il Cannone Guarneri Violin

The Il Cannone Guarneri violin of 1743 was once a prized asset of famous violinist Niccolo Paganini. The violin got its name Cannone, or its variants, Il Cannone del Gesu, Cannone or Canon from Paganini because of its power and resonance. Niccolo Paganini landed his...
The Ex-Vieuxtemps Guarneri Violin

The Ex-Vieuxtemps Guarneri Violin

While the Stradivarius violins is widely considered as rare violins, one couldn’t agree more that the 1741 Ex-Vieuxtemps could just be ranked among the best. Ex-Vieuxtemps was the artwork of famous violin maker and also the fiercest rival of Stradivarius,...
The Mary Portman Guarneri

The Mary Portman Guarneri

The Mary Portman Guarneri Violin gets its name from a lady who resides in London, by the name of the Honourable Mary Isabel Portman, the builder of “The Kranzbach Castle”. Mary was the daughter of a British peer. While many assumed that Mary Portman would...
The Carrodus Guarneri Violin

The Carrodus Guarneri Violin

The Carrodus Guarneri Violin is named after one of its owners, 19th century British violinist John Tiplady Carrodus (1836-1895). The Carrodus Guarneri is described as “one of the finest violins” made by famous violin maker Guarneri . An interesting fact...