Jean-François Aldric was third in a line of Mirecourt violin makers, but moved to Paris in 1785, where he worked for the next six decades in various locations. Historical evidence shows that he was the first French makers to acquire Italian instruments from famed dealer Luigi Tarisio in 1827. His violins and cellos, which are among the best French examples of the period in workmanship and tone quality, ...Read More are robust interpretations of Stradivari, with fuller archings and a reddish-brown varnish that can be brittle. Some of his lesser instruments bear a yellow-orange varnish. Aldric used several labels, printed and manuscript.
- The auction record for this maker is $58,500 in Oct 2007, for a cello. - 39 auction price results.