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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume?

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Hello,

 

I was helping a friend clean her attic the other day and stumbled across a really nice violin. The label on the inside has the of Jean Baptiste Vuilliame on the inside with a stamp the date (1844) and a signature. There was also a paper stating the violin was maintenanced sometime during the 50's. Does anyone have more information on Vuillaume?

 

 

Here's a link to view photos: http://imgur.com/a/b6RB0

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

^_^

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Well there's a vast amount of information about Vuillaume just a Google away, but I'm afraid this isn't one.

Nor is this the best place to sell violins you happen to stumble across in a friend's attic!

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Why take screenshots of photos on a phone?...

 

It looks really nice to me, but that's about as much help I can provide (if indeed help is needed).

it is screenshots taken in the same phone, I think.

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Hi Evie, we'd all love to help your friend id'ing her violin and some of the pros here can even givie you an estimate of it's value. ideally I'd need your friend to take detailed pictures of things like the purfling ( lines on the side of the violin) and clearer pictures of the back and label. That letter and it's content would help.

 

Vuillaume original violins can be very valuable and your friend could very well be in posession of one, then again, some here can trace fake Vuillaumes to the early 20th century with fake labels. So far from your pictures I can tell you that it looks like a nice violin although if your friend could measure the dimensions of it and give us more material, it would help the pros here too.

 

Cheers !

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Hello,

 

I was helping a friend clean her attic the other day and stumbled across a really nice violin. The label on the inside has the of Jean Baptiste Vuilliame on the inside with a stamp the date (1844) and a signature. There was also a paper stating the violin was maintenanced sometime during the 50's. Does anyone have more information on Vuillaume?

 

 

Here's a link to view photos: http://imgur.com/a/b6RB0

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

^_^

Hi Evie,

 

The label is all wrong. In 1844 J.B.Vuillaume still had his workshop in rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs and didn't move to 3 rue Demours aux Ternes until 1858. The signature is a bad caricature. All in all, it's a bad imitation label that is also historically incorrect.

 

Bruce

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