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Instrument Type: Violin
Item #: 590-514
Maker: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
Description: J.B. Vuillaume was born in Mirecourt, France in 1798. After studying under the greatest French violin makers since the age of twelve, he himself grew to become arguably the the most influential figure in the violin making world of the nineteenth century. Vuillaume is especially well known for his vibrant copies of the great Italian makers, Stradivari, Guarneri, and Amati.
This particular violin is a great example of Vuillaume’s finest work. It bears certificates from both Sylvester & Maucotel as well as William Moening & Son, Ltd. A description of the gorgeous violin is given by William Moening & Son, Ltd, “The back is fashioned from a single piece of handsomely figured maple marked with an even medium flame which descends from the treble to the bass. The sides are made with a similar but narrow figure. The scroll, still retaining traces of its original black edging, is maple matching that of the sides. The table is carved from two pieces of choice spruce with medium straight graining which narrows to the flanks. The varnish is a rich and transparent deep golden orange in color and has been shaded to simulate age. We consider this fine example, modeled after the Messiah Stradivari, to be an especially pure and important work by this important French master.” Back length: 35.6 cm
Terms: This violin is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this violin, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.