Named for the late Barbara Penny, first woman in the strings section of Britain’s Royal Philharmonic orchestra, this stradivarius violin was made in the 1700s. It was sold at auction at Christie’s following Barbara Penny’s death last year. The violin was estimated to be worth 1.5m. Penny owned the violin from 1965. She was a member of the London Mozart Players.

The Penny'' Stradivarius