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Rare violin by Nicolas Mauchant-Vaudel, circa 1840

This antique French violin is a top-tier piece by the Mirecourt master luthier Nicolas Mauchant, who interpreted the classic Antonio Stradivari pattern in the style of his great contemporary Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.

In its historical context, this Nicolas Mauchant violin is a testaent to his personal mastery and individual style. It can be seen as a tribute to outstanding traditional craftsmanship developing amidst the rise of the industrial production of musical instruments and thus the dawning of a new age of violin making in one of its most important venues, the famous instrument-making village of Mirecourt. Nicolas Mauchant’s...

This antique French violin is a top-tier piece by the Mirecourt master luthier Nicolas Mauchant, who interpreted the classic Antonio Stradivari pattern in the style of his great contemporary Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.

In its historical context, this Nicolas Mauchant violin is a testaent to his personal mastery and individual style. It can be seen as a tribute to outstanding traditional craftsmanship developing amidst the rise of the industrial production of musical instruments and thus the dawning of a new age of violin making in one of its most important venues, the famous instrument-making village of Mirecourt. Nicolas Mauchant’s asynchronous and masterful achievement was buoyed by his profound understanding of the aesthetics and musical merits of the historic Italian Stradivari violin model. At the same time, it immediately shows that he worked at the zenith of the art at the time, a period in which French violin makers were predominantly inspired by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. Kept in perfect condition and free of cracks, this violin has delicate antiquing which reflects Vuillaume’s influence at a glance, lending nuance to the sophisticated, luminous orange-brown varnish that harmonizes beautifully with the subtle grain of the spruce top and the deep flames on the maple used for the one-piece back. Nicolas Mauchant marked this thoroughly personal work extensively with a model label reading “Stradivari 1740,” a gently penciled signature on the top, and the brand mark “Mauchant Vaudel” on the back. Our luthiers meticulously set up this authentic and classically French violin and made it ready to play, and our trade-in guarantee applies here as well. The warm, mature sound of this Mauchant Vaudel violin opens up brilliant musical options for demanding musicians with its dark character, sweetly radiant upper registers and well-developed spectrum of timbres.

€ 12,490.00
approx. $ 15,112.90
Inventory no.
6053
Maker
Nicolas Mauchant
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
circa 1840
Tone
warm, mature, rich in overtones, lovely, nuanced, radiant upper registers
Length of back
36.2 cm
Rare violin by Nicolas Mauchant-Vaudel, circa 1840
Rare violin by Nicolas Mauchant-Vaudel, circa 1840
Rare violin by Nicolas Mauchant-Vaudel, circa 1840
Rare violin by Nicolas Mauchant-Vaudel, circa 1840
Rare violin by Nicolas Mauchant-Vaudel, circa 1840
Rare violin by Nicolas Mauchant-Vaudel, circa 1840
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