Fine French violin by Bourlier c1820, video
Laurent Bourlier came from one of the most respectable families of violin makers in Mirecourt, with a legacy going back to the middle of the eighteenth century. He always declared an association with Nicolas Lupot, probably we should name him as self-professed follower of Lupot. The model is quite flat and powerful in keeping with Lupot and some of the principal Parisian makers of the early 1800s, but lighter varnish, and choice of plainer wood distance it from Parisian work and make it characteristic of the very best of Mirecourt work of the early nineteenth century, before the village centred on factory production. In a very good shape for it's age, some chips on varnish, old stable repairs back, near button and lower ribs, no cracks present on critical areas. Fantastic sound and very good projection, ready to play, length of back - circa 36.2, not not so oversized as usually you expect on French instruments. We recently tested it in a big Symphony Hall and we were surprised to find it is quite able to fill that room. The sound itself is wonderful, very balanced and with very good projection. Usually prices are double or triple higher by luthiers. For more fine violins or bows from collection - please ask for a info.
Do not hesitate to ask more info/photos or suggest a better price. The item "Fine French violin by Bourlier c1820, video" is in sale since Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins".
The seller is "maris2" and is located in Jurmala, Riga. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Brand: Bourlier