Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1870, the 'St. Paul'

Violin: 50696

Labeled, "Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume à Paris / 3, rue Demours-Temes, JBV" and inscribed faintly on the label "1870". Signed, dated and branded in the upper bouts of the back, and numbered internally 2809.

With original carved tailpiece by J.B. Vuillaume, depicting Saint Paul, and original carved pegs

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


from 1870 Monsieur A. Goguel
in 1949 Edgardo Acosta
W. Dean Lucien
in 1961 John Malchan
... ...
1990-2012 Cho-Ming Sin
in 2012 Sold by Sotheby's
in 2012 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: H. & C. Tournier & Cie (1949)
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris (1929)
  • Receipt: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris (1870) Made out to Monsieur A. Goguel. Vuillaume states that he has given the violin the name Saint Paul because it is an exact reproduction of 'Le Messie'.

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  • Christie's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 23, 1988, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Stefan-Peter Greiner & Jost Thöne (illustrated)
  • Violons, Vuillaume, Rémy Campos, Musée de la Musique, Paris (illustrated)


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