Label: Jean Baptiste Vuillaume a Paris, 3 Rue Demour-Ternes, expres pour mon ami David Laurie, 1874", numbered 2976 and signed on the label
Back: One-piece cut on the slab, of narrow curl ornamented with inlaid ebony fleur-de-lis
Ribs: similar with inlaid fleur-de-lis design at rib corners and ends
Scroll: of narrow curl with inlaid ebony foliate design
Front: of medium grain ornamented with red and green stones around inlaid ebony fleur-de-lis
Varnish: Golden-brown
Body Length: 35.5 cm.


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  • front, back & scroll

Iconography Index

"An Amati replica by Vuillaume", The Strad, January, 1961, 1961: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Skinner's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 5, 2002, Boston: Color photos (front, back & scroll).


Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
David Laurie (Glasgow)  1874       

Current owner Current owner
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician


Auction Date Note Estimate Hammer Price
Skinner, Boston  May-05-2002    $50,000 - $70,000  For members only 

Including buyer's premium
Current record for maker and instrument type
Record at time of sale for maker and instrument type


Certificate: E. Stollar, London, November 24,1948

Certificate: J. & A. Beare, London, May 11, 1962