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Chipot Vuillaume

Instruments: Can anybody give me some information on this violin maker? I'm currently trying out a violin that has his label. How can I determine if it is authentic?

From Ryan Meehan
Posted March 24, 2004 at 06:40 AM

Can anybody give me some information on this violin maker? I'm currently trying out a violin that has his label. How can I determine if it is authentic? It is made in 1886 and bears this label:CHIPOT-VUILLAUME Gendre de J.-B.Vuillaume A PARIS. It seems to have original varnish on it which is a golden amber color. The violin shop is asking $7,500 for it? Is this too much?

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