Paul Didier 1935 Violin
Paul Didier was born in 1908 in Mirecourt and started instrument making at the age of 14 with his father Marius Didier, who was the director of the artistic workshop for J. Thibouville-Lamy. In 1928, he and his father opened a shop in Mattaincourt where they produced instruments for several Parisian firms. In 1936, he opened his own shop in Metz. Paul Didier's workmanship and use of the Italian masters as models earned him several gold medals at exhibitions in Paris, Toulouge, and Sens.
- Violin Information: A violin by Paul Didier, circa 1935. Two piece spruce top of tight grain narrowing toward the edge. Two piece maple back of medium, faint flame, slightly descending towards the edges. Ribs and headstock similar to back. Varnish is of a yellow-brown color on a golden ground. LOB 359 mm.
- Label: Medaillies d'Or - Grand Prix. aux Expositions de Paris, sens, Toulouse et du Meilleur Artisan de France.
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