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Antique French violin Laberte after J. B. Vuillaume

This good French violin labeled Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume was made in the Laberte workshops in Mirecourt around 1910. The violin has a striking outline, distinctive soundhole and a transparent yet luminous golden-orange varnish with beautiful antiqueings, all marked by the style of the most prominent figures in French violin making that was prevalent in the mid 19th century. The violins unique...

This good French violin labeled Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume was made in the Laberte workshops in Mirecourt around 1910. The violin has a striking outline, distinctive soundhole and a transparent yet luminous golden-orange varnish with beautiful antiqueings, all marked by the style of the most prominent figures in French violin making that was prevalent in the mid 19th century. The violins unique character distinguishes this Mirecourt violin from many of its sisters which hail from his productive workshop. The musical appreciation this good antique violin has received can be seen by some traces of use, especially on the back, which is crafted of wonderfully flamed maple. The violin was meticulously worked over by our luthier and is offered crackfree, ready to play. The aesthetic of this affordable French violin is as fascinating and enigmatic as its sound, powerful, rich in volume, mature and large, suitable for advanced players and beginners alike.

Inventory no.
5968
Maker
Laberte
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
1910 circa
Tone
warm, mature, powerful
Length of back
35.9 cm
French violin by Laberte after J. B. Vuillaume
French violin by Laberte after J. B. Vuillaume - image 2
French violin by Laberte after J. B. Vuillaume - image 3
French violin by Laberte after J. B. Vuillaume - image 4
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