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St. Mathieu (Evangelists quartet)

A viola by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume

Paris, 1863

with original carved tailpiece by J.B. Vuillaume, depicting St. Matthew, and original carved pegs
labelled Jean Baptiste Vuillaume à Paris, 3, rue Demours-Ternes, JBV, bearing the inscription S. Mathieu on the front below the bridge, signed, dated and branded in the upper back and numbered 2503

length of back 41.3cm.

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Pegs of the 'St. Mathieu' viola
Tailpiece of the 'St. Mathieu' viola
The 'Evangelists' quartet

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Tim Ingles remembers Sotheby’s Vuillaume exhibition of 2012

15 June 2020

Introduction In the autumn of 2012, which also turned out to be the autumn of my career at Sotheby’s, I had the privilege of handling some of the finest instruments by J.B. Vuillaume, and staging an exhibition of his work... Read more

The Evangelists Quartet by J.B. Vuillaume

17 March 2016

An unparalleled quartet of instruments made by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume in Paris in 1863 was sold in our March 2016 auction for a world record £960,000.

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