Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1863

Violin: 49134

Numbered 2524.

Back: Two-piece marked by a somewhat irregular, small curl

Top: of even and rather open grain

Scroll: of less pronounced curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Light brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm


until 1945 Albert Arnold
1945-1992 Gerald Segelman
from 1992 Segelman Trust

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Serge Boyer, Paris (2007)
  • Certificate: Étienne Vatelot, Paris (2001)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1945) "This violin is a copy of the 'Stradivari' known as 'The Messie' and is in an excellent state of preservation. It bears the maker's original, carved tail-piece."

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)


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