Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1826

Violin: 50371

Bearing its original label, "J. B. Vuillaume, Rue Croix des-Petits-Champs, à Paris, an 1826 N° 42" and inscribed in the upper bouts "J. B. Vuillaume, No. 42, Juillet 1842."

Back: One-piece; double-purfled

Top: of open grain; double-purfled

Scroll: of medium curl

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 37.0 cm


in 1980 Sold by Bongartz's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1937) ". . .is one of Vuillaume's earliest types and differs somewhat from the better known examples of his later work: it is, also, one of the first to bear the maker's label."
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1930)

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  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 24, 1980, Cologne, Bongartz's, Bongartz's, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 22, 1994, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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