Well chosen spruce top. Tight grain at center seam widening toward outer bouts. One piece maple back nicely flamed. Ribs and scroll similar. Finished in a golden ground with an amber oil varnish. Beautifully fashioned, fine Italian ebony fittings.
Born in 1874, Leon Mougenot learned the trade from Emile Laurent and Georges Mougenot. He also worked for some of the greatest French makers of his time, including Leon Bernadel, Joseph Hill, Paul Jombar, and the Hill brothers in London. During his professional life, he trained or collaborated with over 75 makers, including Paul Bisch, Carlo and Leandro Bisiach, and Max Millant. His instruments are modeled after Stradivari, Guarneri, Vuillaume, and Lupot and are appreciated for their fine workmanship and sonorous, clear tone.
Violin Information: Violin made in 1923 by maker of Mougenot's workshop. Two piece spruce top of tight, widening to medium grain. Two piece maple back of medium flame. Flame descending from center to the edge. Similar ribs. Side of headstock of a fainter flame. Varnish of a yellow-brown color. LOB 358 mm.
Beautiful, hand selected spruce top. Tight to medium even grain. One piece maple back tightly flamed. Ribs and scroll similar. Finished in a golden ground with an amber oil varnish. Well fashioned, fine Italian ebony fittings.