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WP53 - Violin by Lucien Schmitt, dated 1925


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Product Code WP53
Sound Clip

The label is inscribed:

Schmitt label


Numerous brands inside on the front, back and bass bar and a hand written text on the upper back which translates as "This Model Created and Made Entirely by Lucien Schmitt" The monogram LS in a circle is stamped below the tailpin and inside the pegbox.

Supplied with a certificate of provenance from
Jean Jacques Rampal 
Expert Près La Cour d'Appel de Paris. 

A beautiful violin by Lucien Schmitt a Franco Swiss luthier. He was a popular luthier born in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, Switzerland in 1892. He won first prize at the Geneva Conservatoire as a performer and then moved to Mirecourt, France where he studied under MougenotPaul Lorange in Lyon and Caressa & Français in Paris. He set up his own atelier in Grenoble in 1922.This is a beautiful example of his work which incorporates all of his best skills, choice of woods, quality of workmanship and his superb plum red varnish. The one piece back length is: 14.1/16 inches, (35.6 cm). No repairs just a few varnish imperfections. The violin retains the original pegs,  set up with Obligato strings and is supplied in a new lightweight case. A violin with a delightful sound, a sweet treble, deep bass and a full range of expression. Highly recommended!