VIOLA SAINTE CECILE JEAN BAPTISTE VUILLAUME
Viola by Jean Baptiste VUILLAUME, in Paris (France) circa 1850.
Model Sainte Cécile (St Cecile)
One piece table of spruce of broad grain narrowing to the rigth flank.
One piece back of maple of medium curl.
Decal transfer on the back under the base plate of the neck, depicting a bust of Sainte Cécile playing viola, and inscribed STE CECILE DES THERNES
Varnish of an red-orange colour on golden ground.
Labelled : Jean Baptiste Vuillaume à Paris
Rue Croix des Petits Champs (in a circle) JB+V
Length of the back : 386 mm
The instruments of the trade mark Sainte Cécile (St Cecile) were made by Nicolas VUILLAUME, who left the workshop of his brother Jean Baptiste and installed in Mirecourt .
J.B. VUILLAUME fixed the decal transfer, varnished and then marketed tthe instruments.
Cf : Roger MILLANT ' J.B. VUILLAUME, sa vie, son oeuvre' 1972, W.E. Hill & Sons, London, p.105-106 and plate. 43-44-45