(1844 – 1907)
French violin maker Paul Bailly was born in Mirecourt in 1844 and studied with Jules Gaillard and before working in Brussels for Nicolas François Vuillaume, and in Paris for his brother J.B. ...Read More Vuillaume. Around 1880 he travelled to England, the United States, and back again to England before finally returning to France. Bailly settled in Paris for good in 1898, where he built a reputation as a skilled and prolific interpreter of various models, but most of all Stradivari. His cellos are on a fairly large pattern. Overall his instruments, which number more than 3,000, are appreciated for their excellent tonel qualities and often bear a dark red varnish. Bailly's daughter Jenny inherited the shop after his death in 1907, and was probably the first well-known French female luthier.
- The auction record for this maker is $32,175 in Oct 2007, for a cello.
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