Pierre Gautie - Nicolas Lupot Model C.1910 Violin
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Pierre Gautie - Nicolas Lupot Model violin made about 1910 in Toulouse France
Pierre, Gautie (also known as Gauthie or Guatier) is a French Luthier born in Fronton, Haute Garonne, France in 1880. At the young age of fifteen, he started working in his Father’s workshop under the tutelage of Paul Victor Lorange. He worked in Paul Mangenot’s workshop in 1897 in Mirecourt then he transferred to the workshop of Gerges Cunault in Paris in 1898. In around 1900 Pierre Gautie took over the workshop of Charles Simonin in Toulouse. Gauthie remain active in Toulouse until 1914.
Born in a luthier family, Nicolas Lupot (1758 - 1824) started his apprenticeship at the age of twelve under the tutelage of his father François Lupot. He worked in several prominent workshops in France from 1782-1824 and had gained several awards such as Luthier de la Chapelle de Sa Majesté Empereur et Roi in 1813, Luthier Honoraire de sa majesté le Roi Louis XVIII in 1816, and Luthier de L'Ecole Royale de Musique in 1817. However, he was mostly known as the French Stradivarius.
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