Jean-Joseph Martin was born in Mirecourt in 1837 and commenced his apprenticeship early to help provide financial support to his family after his father’s untimely death. By the age of 21, he moved to Paris to work for Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, an eager and competent craftsman, his Vuillaume-model bows of this period quickly became among the best ever produced for the firm.
In 1863 Martin returned to Mirecourt to start his own workshop, with an abundance of skill and meager financial means. The shop was especially active after 1870 when Martin began to hire assistants and sold bows to the Mennesson and Thibouville-Lamy firms through a cooperative he established in 1875. Many of the Mennesson bows are on a Vuillaume model, with rounded heads, and are branded, “J. Guarini.” Joseph Arthur Vigneron was among the more celebrated makers who assisted him. Unfortunately, the business foundered in 1880, and Martin lost both his shop and his home. His perseverance willed him to continue making bows of unstintingly high quality with his habitual brand, “J. Martin,” until his death in 1910.
The greatest of the great Mirecourt instrument making companies. In 1957 Jérôme Thibouville affiliated with Charles Buthod and Charles-Claude Husson to form Husson-Buthod-Thibouville. It was after marrying Marguerite Hyacinthe Lamy in 1861, that the company changed its name to the now-famous Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy (J.T.L.).
This company developed into the largest of the Mirecourt violin-making workshops – producing over 150,000 instruments annually and employing 1,000 craftsmen at its peak.
The company had various models of instruments, including student instruments (Médio-Fino and Compagnon ranges) and versions of the great makers ranging from Klotz and Stainer to Stradivari.
Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy closed its workshops in 1968 after the Mirecourt instrument-making industry declined in the mid 20th century.
The round stick of Pernambuco of an orange-brown colour. Gold mounted ebony frog inlaid with pearl eye. Three-part gold adjuster inlaid with pearl eye. Stamped ‘JEROME THIBOUVILLE_LAMY’ on the shaft.
Weight 56.1 grams
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