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Jerome Thiboville-Lamy was a luthier who estabished a production company that owned and out sourced several violin factories. He increased the use of machine production over hand scrapping, using the machine that was developed by J.B. Vuillaume. At one point averaging 125,000 violins per year.

The Oriental varnish was a marketing gimick for the upscale instruments sold by the company. It was thickly applied along the back and on the edges, and has good transparency. It is softer than most spirit varnishes, and scratches easily, but is not as chippy as other factory varnishes. The scatches and dings are to this day easily polished out.

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It`s interesting to know that mass produced 1900 violins were considered by the italian press better than the handmade Italian violins of the same period! There is an article in the book A CENTURY OF ITALIAN VIOLIN MAKING, vol. 1 or 2.

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I read somewhere that just after the turn of the century Thiboville Lamy were importing instruments into USA at catalogue prices of between $7.50 and something like $125. Now $125 must have been a fair bit of money then - were some of these pretty good instruments? I've only seen middling and poor ones.

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JTL employed a number of good luthiers in their workshops, and some of the higher grade instruments were christened with elevated names such as Geronimo Barnabetti. These fiddles are actually pretty good and sell for well into four figures.

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