Lob 354 mm. Louis Nicolas Vissenaire was born circa. 1840 and died in 1890 in Lyon, France. He is the younger son of Louis Vissenaire (I). Violinist in the orchestra at the Grand Theatre, Lyon. Succeeded to his father’s business with his elder brother. Fine professional accurate workmanship on large model. Louis (II) Worked circa. 1870-died 1878 Lyon France. Elder son and successor of Louis Vissenaire (I), above. Worked for Bernardel in Paris before rejoining the family business, thereafter known as Vissenaire Frères. Appointed makers to the Lyon Conservatoire 1872. The label on this violin is: Vissenaire frères, Luthiers / Fournisseurs du Conservatoire / Place des Jacobins, Lyon, l’an 1878
Very light weight instrument, fluted F holes, original varnish.