William Henley's Dictionary of Violin and Bow Makers
states the following about the maker.
BAZIN Gustave born Mirecourt 1881.
Son of Charles Bazin, worked for Collin-Mezin. Surmounted all the insuperable difficulties of violin and cello making. Splendid examples of French work. Of service to the best orchestral players. Very commendable varnish. Died 1920.

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Violin by Louis Cherpitel, dated 1934. £3,750.00 stock no. WP27
Méditation de Thais.
The label is inscribed:
Louis Cherpitel
Mirecourt (Vosges)
Année 19*4 No 353

A really lovely fine quality instrument made by Louis Cherpitel, brother of Georges Cherpitel, their father was the famous Nicolas Emile. The attention to detail in the scroll, button, F holes and in fact the entire violin is superb, a lovely instrument and in excellent condition, just very minor varnish blemishes. The back is one piece, the length is 14 inches (35.6 mm.) This example is in the style of Guarnerius, finished in a warm brown oil varnish over a golden ground coat. Set up with ebony fittings and Larsen strings. The violin is supplied in a new case. A violin with a smooth creamy tone, a sonorous bass sound and a clear treble. A very fine instrument, probably our best!
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F hole Button

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