The son of the Mirecourt violin maker François Antoine Aldric, Jean François Aldric was born there in 1765, but became established in Paris in 1785, firstly at the rue de Acris, and subsequently at the rue de Bussi, Faubourg St-Germain, as a dealer and violin maker. Strongly influenced by Lupot, his Stradivari models have widely-set soundholes in the Mirecourt style, and make use of ebony purfling. The varnish is usually thick and deep red in colour, but ranges to a thinner yellow-brown in some examples.
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