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Vuillaume, Jean-Baptiste

B. 1798, Mirecourt, d. 1875, Paris

The most eminent and successful of nineteenth century violin makers. Trained initially by his father Claude-Francois (1772-1834) in Mirecourt, and subsequently in Paris at the workshop of Nicolas-Antoine Lete (1793-1843), he began to sign his own instruments from 1823. These were strongly influenced by the work of Pique and Lupot, who died in 1822 and 1824 respectively. In 1828, he left Lete and founded his own business at 46 Rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs. By this time he had already developed a style of 'antiqued' finish, with the varnish and wood worn in imitation of authentic eighteenth century Cremonese instruments, in which he was highly successful. In the early period, he even labelled his instruments with facsimiles of Stradivari and Guarneri tickets, but as his fame increased, he inserted his own label, and as further authentification, signed and branded his work internally, along with an individual serial number. He made close copies of Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati and Maggini instruments, as well as bows and other innovative and imaginative instruments. His brother Nicolas Francois (1802-1876) became his pupil, and worked in Brussels from 1842, although with less distinction than Jean-Baptiste.

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Name Category Origin Date Sold GBP USD EUR
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Cello Paris 1844 Oct 2014 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Paris 1856 Mar 2017 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Paris 1860 Oct 2017 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean-Baptiste Double Bass Paris 1849 May 1996 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Quartet Paris 1863 Mar 2016 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Viola Bow Paris Nov 2000 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Viola Bow Paris 1845 Nov 2000 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Viola France Jun 1994 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Viola Paris 1840 Nov 2012 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Viola Paris 1842 Nov 2015 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Viola Paris 1849 Jun 1995 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Viola Paris 1860 Jul 2007 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean-Baptiste Viola Paris 1840 Nov 1993 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Dec 2016 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Jun 2015 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow May 2014 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Dec 2013 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Jun 2013 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Dec 2012 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Dec 2010 £ $
VUILLAUME, JEAN BAPTISTE Violin Bow Dec 2008 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Jul 2007 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Dec 2006 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Jun 2006 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Jun 2004 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Dec 2003 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Apr 2003 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Jun 2002 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Jun 1999 £ $
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste Violin Bow Nov 1998 £ $

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