Born in Mirecourt in 1804, Charles Jacquot was apprenticed to Didier Nicolas Ainé from 1819, and then with François Breton. From 1823 he was established in Nancy, where he married J.B. Vuillaume’s sister. In 1853 he passed this shop to their son Pierre Charles, and moved to Paris. There he worked at 34 rue des Vieux-Augustins, moving to 48 rue de I’Echiquier (moving soon after to no. 42 in the same street). In Paris he was able to develop a more sophisticated style than his previous traditional Mirecourt training allowed, working amongst many fine examples of classical Cremonese work. His instruments for this period are generally similar in appearance to those of Vuillaume, with antique finish, though not of such a convincing standard.
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