Léon Mougenot first learned violin making under Émile Laurent, and later apprenticed with his father's cousin Georges in Brussels from 1887 to 1894. Mougenot returned to France, working in Lyon and Paris and later at the London firm of W.E. ...Read More Hill & Sons. In 1899 he finally returned to his hometown of Mirecourt, where he set up a shop that trained over 65 French and foreign makers in the course of its history, and produced an enormous number of instruments along the way. Most are built on the models of Stradivari, Guarneri , Lupot, or Vuillaume, and a red alcohol-based varnish is typical.
- The auction record for this maker is $17,945 in Jun 2005, for a cello. - 181 auction price results.