Violin by

Joseph Bassot
Paris, c.1795

Although Joseph Bassot’s work is rare, we are privileged to have sold three other examples of this important maker over the last several years. Along with Nicolas Lupot and Francois Pique, his contemporaries at the turn of the century, Bassot led the European trend away from the Amati and Stainer model toward one that followed a golden period Stradivari.

This violin, which remains in a very pure state of preservation, can be compared favorably with the violins of Lupot and Pique, which are, of course, considerably more costly.