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Instrument Type: Violin
Bow Type: —
Year: Circa 1945
Maker: Rene Morizot
Description: Among the six sons of Louis Morizot Père, the well-known Mirecourt bow maker, René, the youngest, is the only one to have dedicated his life to violin making. René served his apprenticeship in Mirecourt with Emile Audinot. He settled himself in Mirecourt, 8 rue Saint Georges, in 1933 where he made and ran a very productive violin making shop. In 1969, he joined as a teacher of the National school of violin making in Mirecourt, where he stayed until 1982. The violin itself is an excellent example of the Morizot shop’s finest work; the gorgeous one piece maple back, and the subtle yellow varnish give it a modest and refined feel. The violin has a dark powerful tone with a bright penetrating edge to it. Back length: 35.7cm. This violin is branded internally and numbered # 882. This number would make us believe this violin was made circa 1945.