Nicolas Lupot, Paris, 1809

Violin: 47846

Labeled, "Nicolas Lupot, Luthier, rue Crois- / -des petits-Champs, à Paris, l'an 1809" and signed on the inside of the back.

Back: One-piece cut on the half-slab with an irregular broad figure slanting steeply downwards from right to left

Top: of wide grain at the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: of faint figure; the champfer is picked out in black

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 36.0 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm


"The Nicolas Lupot violin illustrated here had been in the possession of a French family for over half a century until it was acquired last year by the distinguished American violinist Louis Kaufman, of Los Angeles, California, during a visit to Europe."

Nicholas Lupot, The Strad, February, 1971, London


until 1971 Philippe Dupuy
... ...
from 1971 and in 1986 Louis Kaufman

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Philippe Dupuy, Paris (1968)

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  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. VII, No. 4, Albert Mell, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • The Strad, February, 1971, London (illustrated)


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