Instrument Type: Violin
Bow Type: —
Item #: 552-476
Maker: Léon Mougenot
Description: Léon Victor Mougenot was born into a family of violin makers in France in 1874. He began learning the art of violin making by apprenticing under E. Laurent and later for Georges Mougenot in Brussels between the years 1887-1894. Subsequently, he was employed by Blanchard in Lyon from 1894 to 1896 and later by the renowned firm, W. E. Hill & Sons in London from 1896 to 1898. A year later, he returned to France and established his own firm in Mirecourt in 1899, where he took a large number of pupils. He was awarded a gold medal in Nancy in 1909.
This very attractive violin from the acclaimed workshop of Léon Mougenot is an excellent example of his work. Beautifully flamed one piece back with a light brown varnish. It responds quickly to the bow with a clear, warm, projecting tone. Back length: 35.1 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.