A contemporary and close friend of Nicolas Lupot, François Pique trained locally in Mirecourt before moving to Paris in the early 1790s. Lupot joined him there in 1794, and the two collaborated closely on their models, though it is not known who had the greater influence on the other. Pique's model is similar to Lupot's but ...Read More somewhat larger, featuring broad-grained tops. Though his work shows perhaps less refinement that than of Lupot, especially the heads, it is undervalued in the early history of French violin making.
- The auction record for this maker is $77,140 in Oct 2013, for a violin. - 45 auction price results.