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WP09 - Nestor Dominique Audinot


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Product Code WP09
Sound Clip

The label is inscribed:

Blanchi label
Signed to the left of the label, numbered 306 and dated 1883.

This instrument has a certificate of provenance from
Jean Jacques Rampal 
Expert Près La Cour d'Appel de Paris.

A superb violin by Nestor Dominique Audinot, son of Leopold. Nestor was born in 1842, he worked with Sebastian Vuillaume in Paris from 1863 to 1868 and succeeded to the business in 1875. His violins were mainly based on the Guarneri model and all show fine attention to detail and exquisite craftmanship. This example is in almost mint condition which is quite remarkable considering the age of the violin. The back is two piece of strong diagonal flame, the length is 14 inches (355 mm.) Set up with fine quality ebony fittings, Obligato strings and supplied in a new case. The violin has a beautiful rich lyrical tone with a real touch of class. A very special violin, for collectors and players!