Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1866

Violin: 49171

Labeled, "Baptiste Vuillaume à Paris, 3 rue Demours-Ternes, 1866 JBV."

Signed and dated "66" in the upper treble bout of the back. Branded "Vuillaume" in the upper bass bout and numbered "2670" to the inside back.

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm


in 1947 Anonymous
... ...
in 2004 Sold by Sotheby's
in 2005 Anonymous
until 2013 Anonymous
in 2013 Sold by Tarisio
from 2013 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Michael Baumgartner, Basel (1985)
  • Certificate: Fritz Baumgartner, Basel (1962)
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris (1947)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, July 13, 2004, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 11, 2003, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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