copy of The Lord Wilton Guarnerius
played by Vov Dylan
The Lord Wilton Guarnerius, sometimes referred to as the ex Yehudi Menuhin, is a violin made by Italian luthier, Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri (1698-1744), usually called Guarneri del Gesù.
The Wilton was crafted in 1742 in the city of Cremona and was named for a Seymour Egerton, 4th Earl of Wilton, a musician associate of Arthur Sullivan.
It was owned and played by violinist Yehudi Menuhin from 1978 to 1999. After Menuhin's death in 1999, the instrument was sold for $6 million to well known collector David L. Fulton, the highest price paid for a violin to that date. As of 2013, the instrument remains in Fulton's possession.
Information taken from Wikipedia
St Ives shoot
23 September 2013