1869 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin (with Vuillaume model bow)

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1869 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin (with Vuillaume model bow)

This violin of Del Gesù model was made in Paris, France by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume at the zenith of his career. The violin bears the master's signature on the inside upper back, as well as his number and brand stamp. It and the bow that accompanies it are in near mint condition.

  • Loan from: Greg Cook (Guelph, Ontario) 
  • Acquired: 2009 
  • Value: $260,000 (violin), $15,000 (bow)