Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1874, the 'Laurie'

Violin: 50596

Jean Baptiste Vuillaume a Paris, 3 Rue Demour-Ternes, expres pour mon ami David Laurie, 1874", numbered 2976 and signed on the label

Back: One-piece cut on the slab, of narrow curl ornamented with inlaid ebony fleur-de-lis

Top: of medium grain ornamented with red and green stones around inlaid ebony fleur-de-lis

Scroll: of narrow curl with inlaid ebony foliate design

Ribs: similar with inlaid fleur-de-lis design at rib corners and ends

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.5 cm


from 1874 David Laurie
in 2002 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1962)
  • Certificate: E. Stollar, London (1948)

Copies of many certificates and other documents are available on request. Please contact us for more information.


  • The Strad, January, 1961, London, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Skinner's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 5, 2002, Boston, Skinner, Skinner (illustrated)


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