Beare Goodwin violin made by J.B.Vuillaume
Can anyone date this violin? Is says Beare Goodwin on the inside label....but it also has the name as "J.B.Vuillaume".
I think its about 1900. Beare Goodwin didn't exist until 1892 but Jean Baptiste Vuillaume died in 1875?
It is a shop violin made for the Beare shop that is a copy of a JB Vuillaume, well, that is what the label states, but we haven't seen the instrument yet. Labels can be portable, but this one looks well placed and looks like it has been there for a while. They, like most other large shops of the day, had instruments made for them or purchased instruments and placed their shop label inside them.
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