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Violin by Claude-François Vuillaume, Mirecourt
Violin by Claude-François Vuillaume, Mirecourt
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Claude-François Vuillaume
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1780
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Claude-François Vuillaume, violin approx. 1780

The great Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume is indubitably one of the most noteworthy luminaries of French violin-making history, yet the weight of his name should not obscure the fact that the many branches of his family tree featured numerous luthiers, many of whom were also outstanding masters. This interesting violin is a striking tribute to the Vuillaume family name: it hails from the atelier of Jean-Baptiste's grandfather, Claude-François Vuillaume. Despite the VUILLAUME brandstamp inside, the instrument's heritage is immediately apparent, and it unmistakably expresses Claude-François Vuillaume's and the Mirecourt style of the late 18th century. The distinctive hallmarks of this tradition can be seen in the characteristic and exceptionally elegant lines of the sound holes, the high table and the blunt angles of the corners. The deep carving of the large scroll and the orange-brown varnish against a yellow background complement the appearance of this historic French violin with its sense of self-confidence and refined taste. In light of its advanced age, the instrument's condition is with only minor repairs beyond reproach. After being completely set up by the specialists at our atelier, this interesting historic violin is now ready to play. It deserves a special recommendation because of its large, clear sound which communicates a sophisticated, dark character with a clear response.

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