Camille LeBorne luthier

June 19, 2020, 1:06 PM · I have a violin that I bought last year for approx. $3,500 USD from a very reputable violin shop where I live. They didn't provide the exact data that it was made, just said that it was around 1910-1920. It has the J.B. Vuillaume a Paris 3 Rue Demours-Ternes sticker on the f-hole above the chinrest, and I am almost certain that it was not made by JBV. However, in the opposite f-hole, there is a sticker bearing the name Camille LeBorne Luthier Algiers. I'm guessing that this means that the violin was made in Algeria by Mr. Leborne, whoever he may be. If anyone has some knowledge on this mystery luthier, please let me know.

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Edited: June 20, 2020, 2:51 AM · Probably a repair ticket, rather a high price for a fake Vuillaume. real ones are worth $100,000 and up
Edited: June 20, 2020, 12:48 PM · So would you think it’s a real Vuillaume, or a copy made by one of his students? I should probably add that it looks to have been repaired many times before got it. It has a previous crack that has been repaired, many little dents and scratches, as well as many little wooden patches on the interior - I don’t know their professional name.
Edited: June 20, 2020, 12:53 PM · An overpriced fake Vuillaume, if you're lucky made in France if not made in Germany, no one in their right mind is going to sell a genuine Vuillaume for that price, and the fakes were not made by his students.

Also labels on the opposite side can be repair tickets or dealers labels, hardly ever maker's labels, and why would a maker put in a fake Vuillaume label, makes no sense.

Also JB Vuillaume was long dead in 1910


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