18 November 1992,
Price realised GBP 7,150
GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A FRENCH VIOLIN by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume labelled Ste Cécile des Thernes/Paris 1853 No 643; the one-piece back of
irregular curl with the transfer of Saint Cecilia, the ribs similar, the scroll of plain wood, the table of medium to open grain, the varnish of a light red colour over a golden ground, the length of back 14 3/16in. (36cm.).
Sold with the certificate of Etienne Vatelot dated 2 September 1992
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