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The following are some of the carefully selected instruments currently in our stock. We will welcome your asking for consultation.

Jean Baptiste Vuillaume 1860
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume 1860

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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume 1860

Jean Baptiste Vuillaume was one of the most important instrument dealers in Paris in the mid 1800s. He was also a violin maker and inventor, and many important bow makers, including Dominique Peccatte, were working in his atelier.
In 1855, in his most prosperous days, Vuillaume purchased 144 old Italian violins, including 25 Stradivarii, from Luigi Tarisio, an Italian instrument dealer. He gained accurate and useful data from many celebrated instruments, including Stradivarii and Guarneri del Gesù, to make excellent copies of them and left them to the following generation. When copying them, Vuillaume put the most importance on the essence of instruments, that is, selection of wood and perfect copies of arch forms. He is also said to have made precise adjustments to heights of ribs and lengths of bodies to meet players’ needs for volume.
This artwork is the very one made in those days, with deep and rich sound, powerfulness and high performance abilities. We will welcome your visiting us to see it.

製作地 フランス パリ
製作年 1860年
胴体長 357mm
Nicola Gagliano 1760
Nicola Gagliano 1760

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Nicola Gagliano 1760

Place of making Naples, Italy
Year of making 1760
Length of back 355 mm
J.B.Guadagnini 1769
J.B.Guadagnini 1769

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J.B.Guadagnini 1769

A beautiful Guadagnini of his Parma period has joined our stock. It was made two years before he moved his atelier to Torino in 1771. Though it was a different violin from one called G. B. Guadagnini 1769 “ex-Kingman,” made in the same year, featured on p. 294 of “Four Centuries of Violin Making” issued by the major auction house, Sotheby’s, its varnish, materials, form and all the other factors are reputed as ‘Almost Identical’ (according to Peter Buddluph certificate) with the ex-Kingman, and it is recognized as one of the typical pieces of his Parma period. Guadagnini has high reputation as the next Stradivarius. Please see and try the piece of his Parma period that can rarely be found in the market.

Place of making Parma, Italy
Year of making 1769
Length of back 354 mm
Ferdinando Gagliano 1775
Ferdinando Gagliano 1775

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Ferdinando Gagliano 1775

Place of making Naples, Italy
Year of making 1775
Length of back 351 mm
Matteo Goffriller 1698
Matteo Goffriller 1698

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Matteo Goffriller 1698

Place of making Venice, Italy
Maker Matteo Goffriller
Year of making 1698
Length of back 350 mm
Dominico Pasta (Labeled Maggini) C.1750
Dominico Pasta (Labeled Maggini) C.1750

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Dominico Pasta (Labeled Maggini) C.1750

Place of making Brescia, Italy
Maker Dominico Pasta
Year of making C. 1750
Length of back 358 mm
Januarius Gagliano 1754
Januarius Gagliano 1754

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Januarius Gagliano 1754

Place of making Naples, Italy
Maker Januarius Gagliano
Year of making 1754
Length of back 356 mm
Dominicus Busan 1777

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Dominicus Busan 1777

Place of making Venice, Italy
Maker Dominicus Busan
Year of making 1777
Length of back 353 mm
Januarius Gagliano 1778

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Januarius Gagliano 1778

Place of making Naples, Italy
Maker Januarius Gagliano
Year of making 1778
Length of back 354 mm
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1830
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1830

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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1830

Place of making Paris, France
Maker Jean Baptiste Vuillaume
Year of making C. 1830
Length of back 356 mm
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1840
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1840

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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1840

Place of making Paris, France
Maker Jean Baptiste Vuillaume
Year of making C. 1840
Length of back 359 mm
Pierre Silvestre 1840

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Pierre Silvestre 1840

Place of making Lyon, France
Maker Pierre Silvestre
Year of making 1840
Length of back 360 mm
Lorenzo Ventapane -

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Lorenzo Ventapane -

Place of making Naples, Italy
Maker Lorenzo Ventapane
Year of making
Length of back 352 mm
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