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French violin

Period:
19th Century
Description:

French violin with 2-piece back, inlaid with image of a girl and a boy in a rural setting with a church in the background. The violin is also carved in relief at the top of the back, and features the carved head of a bearded man on top of its pegbox. The violin is inscribed with 'honoratus derazay factor italiano modo urbe mirecuria', which affirms that that maker was Honoré  Derazay and the violin was made in Mirecourt, northeastern France. Honoré Derazey trained in Mirecourt before working for various makers in Paris between 1830 and 1839. He returned to Mirecourt around 1840 to establish his own workshop.

Place of Production:
France
Dimensions:
356 mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000492
Creation Date:
c. 1850
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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