Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1871

Violin: 50271

Labeled, "Jean Baptiste Vuillaume à Paris, 3, rue Demours-Ternes, 1871" and numbered 2862 inside the back.

Back: Two-piece

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm


in 1982 Sold by Sotheby's
until 1986 Jacques Français
from 1986 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1986) #2692.
  • Certificate: Hug & Co., Zurich (1949)

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  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments, Part II Auction Catalog, November 4, 1982, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 48 (illustrated)


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