Around 1860, there was an interesting colloabration between J.B.Vuillaume and Derazey. Both were focused in producing highly decorated violins which was a common practice even during the time of Andre Amati that lived 2 centuries earlier.The violin is decorated with marquetry inlay showing a rustic chateau at them backdrop and a piper with several symbols and icons used commonly in such decorated instruments. The head is known as the ornamental “Duiffopruggar” intending to represent the fictional father of the violin in France, Gaspard Duiffpruggar. The tone woods are of the highest quality, very even grained spruce was used for the top. The purfling and the meticulously crafted sound holes are flawless in their beauty.
This outstanding H. Derazey has a radiant appearance and a large, resonant, mature sound which is sophisticated, warm, precise and slightly dark in character.
Florian Leonhard Certificate