Fine Honoré Derazey violin from the mid 19th century made in Mirecourt, France. LOB 356mm, rich tone with full and focused character. Honoré Derazey trained in Mirecourt and then worked for various makers in Paris, including J.B. Vuillaume between 1830 and 1839. He returned to Mirecourt around 1840 to establish his own workshop. His instruments are in the style of Vuillaume, mainly Stradivari copies. They are generally stamped 'H DERAZEY' to the inside back. His son Justin Amédée Derazey succeeded him in 1879.
Honoré Derazey mid/late 19th c