Violin by Honoré Derazey, Paris, c. 1860
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.
This violin features a very bold, brilliant sound.
Length of back: 357mm
String length: 330mm