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Jean Baptiste Deshayes Salomon

An important maker of the ‘Vieux Paris’ school, Salomon worked on the rue de Grenelle Saint Honoré, under the trade sign ‘Sainte-Cécile’. He was born in Rheims in 1713, and married Barbé Deshaies, widow of the violin maker Jean Ouvrard, whose shop in the Place de l’École he took over. He also adopted the name ‘Deshayes’ from his wife. He was appointed master of the violin maker’s guild in 1760, and was a successful businessman, dealing in his own instruments and those supplied by many other makers. The style is typical of the Paris school of the period, using Amatisé models and golden-brown varnish, and often branded Salomon or Salomon à Paris.

Jean Baptiste Deshayes Salomon

(fl Paris, 1730-1771; d 1771)

An important maker of the ‘Vieux Paris’ school, Salomon worked on the rue de Grenelle Saint Honoré, under the trade sign ‘Sainte-Cécile’. He was born in Rheims in 1713, and married Barbé Deshaies, widow of the violin maker Jean Ouvrard, whose shop in the Place de l’École he took over. He also adopted the name ‘Deshayes’ from his wife. He was appointed master of the violin maker’s guild in 1760, and was a successful businessman, dealing in his own instruments and those supplied by many other makers. The style is typical of the Paris school of the period, using Amatisé... Read more

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