Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1865, the 'Caraman de Chimay'


Violin: 50321

Labeled, "Jean Baptiste Vuillaume a Paris, 3, rue Demours-Ternes 1865" and inscribed internally 2612

Back: One-piece, bearing the painted arms of Prince Caraman de Chimay

Top: of medium to broad grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-Red

Length of back: 35.7 cm


Notes:

"The arms on this Violin are those of Victor Charles Antoine de Riquet, 2nd Duc de Caraman (born 7th February 1811, died 4th June 1868). He is erroneously refered to as The Prince Caraman de Chimay in the literature. Two quartets were ordered from Vuillaume in the mid-1860's, one quartet was made for the Count Basil de Cheremetoff and bears his coat of arms, the other quartet was made for The 2nd Duc de Caraman de Chimay. Doring illustrates the Violas from each quartet (pp. 34 & 35). The Cheremetoff quartet is numbered 2602-3-4-5 and the Caraman quartet numbered 2609-10-11-12, ('Cello, Viola and two Violins respectively). The whereabouts of the present instrument (numbered 2612) was unknown to Doring at the time of publication of the issue on Vuillaume, although he notes that the Viola and Violin numbered 2611 were brought to the United States by Nathan Posner, ownership of that Violin passing to Sol Kinder and then Louis Feilner. Ownership of the Violoncello apparantly passed from Moennig to Paul Dennis."

Sotheby's Bloomfield Collection Auction Catalog, November 23, 1988, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Bloomfield Collection Auction Catalog, November 23, 1988, London, London

Provenance

until 1868 Victor Charles Antoine de Riquet (2nd Duc de Caraman)
- Sold by Nathan E. Posner
until 1979 Sam Bloomfield
1979 - 1988 Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation
in 1988 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1978)

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References

  • Sotheby's Bloomfield Collection Auction Catalog, November 23, 1988, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, May, 1982, Robert Lewin, London (illustrated)

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