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Jacques-Pierre Thibout 

1779 - 1856

Jacques-Pierre Thibout was born 15 September 1779 in Caen and died on 4 December 1856 in Val-de-Marne. He worked in Paris under Jean Gabriel Koliker.

Thibout set up on his own account in 1807 at 24 rue Montmartre and in 1810 moved to 8 rue Rameau. The workmanship and varnish in his best examples bear comparison with any French maker of the period. He was awarded a number of medals for violin making in his lifetime: 1827 silver medal Paris Exposition, 1844 silver medal Paris Exposition and, most notably, a first class medal at the 1855 Paris Exposition.

He was appointed maker to the Paris Opera, the Paris Conservatoire, and the Royal Court of Louis-Philippe. Later in life he was assited by his son, Gabriel Eugène Thibout.

The example we have in stock dates from 1829 and exhibits all his considerable talent. The sound is noble, full and rich. The quality of a Lupot at a fraction of the price!

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