Violin by Emile Germain, Paris 1900. Certificate Serge Boyer.
Emile Germain 1853 – 1933 was the son and pupil of Joseph Louis Germain, a collaborator of Charles François Gand, Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, and Charles Adolphe Gand.
He succeeded his father in 1870.
After a period of association with M. Dehommais, described in René VANNES dictionnary, as an amateur, Emile GERMAIN moved his workshop to 62 rue Bourdaloue in 1882 where he worked alone until his death in 1933.
He won Gold medal at the 1900 Paris International Exhibition
The two piece back of maple of broad flame descending across the back from the centre joint, the ribs, peg box and scroll of similar curl. The two piece front of spruce of medium grain in the centre broadening towards the flanks. The varnish of a rich red colour on a warm yellow ground. Labelled LOB 358mm WUB 169mm WMB 116mm WLB 209mm. Cerificate Serge Boyer.
Emile Germain a Paris, 5.Faubourg Montmarte 1900
- Length of back 358 mm
- Width upper bout 169 mm
- Width centre bout 116 mm
- Width lower bout 209 mm
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