Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, c. 1855

Violin: 50282

Labeled, "Jean Baptiste Vuillaume à Paris, Rue Croix des Petits Champs". Also bearing the maker's signature internally and serial number 2008.

Back: in two pieces of maple cut on the quarter and with strong medium-width figure ascending from the centre joint

Top: in one piece of spruce with broad grain at the centre narrowing towards the flanks

Scroll: with stronger, narrower figure

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: an orange-brown colour on a golden ground

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

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in 2014 Sold by J & A Beare Auctions

Certificates & Documents

  • Insurance valuation: Edward Withers (photocopy), London (1960)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London

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  • Beares Auctions Catalogue October 2014, J & A Beare Auctions
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 25, 1983, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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