Birth : 1893 in Mirecourt (Vosges) Death : 1971

Biography

Career
The eldest son of Victor AUDINOT, Pierre AUDINOT served his apprenticeship in Mirecourt under his father.
In 1913, he followed his father to Paris to establish a workshop on 43, rue Truffaut.
In 1921 Pierre AUDINOT joined Albert CARESSA's workshop with whom he stayed until 1926.
After World War I, during which he was injured twice, AUDINOT returned to his father's workshop.
A gifted craftman, he was asked to joined the Roger & Max MILLANT workshop as foreman in 1934. There, in charge of the main production, AUDINOT contributed widely to the fame of this great firm.

Works
Instruments by Pierre AUDINOT, bearing his own label, are quite rare.
Notwithstanding, some can be found, generally violins, bearing a manuscript label and dedicated to some particular artist and friend (see #1775 and #2502 in our Archive Gallery).
Such instruments are signed and stamped to the inside as well.

Honors & awards
1907: First prize, Mirecourt competition for young violin makers
1908: First prize, Mirecourt competition for young violin makers
1949: Diploma of Honour as collaborator, Den Haag International violin making competition (Netherlands)
1954: Diploma of Honour as collaborator, Liège International violin making competition (Belgium)

Collaborators & successors
Father of Jacques AUDINOT.

Labels and Stamps

Pierre Audinot Ainé.
Maître Luthier. Année....

One can find label, stamp, signature  and date on Pierre AUDINOT's instruments.
However, we have not been able to establish any rule to explain these differences.
- signed and dated by ink to the inside back.
- signed and dated by ink to the inside back and top.
- signed and dated by ink to the inside back and top, stamped "Pierre Audinot" to the inside back.
- with manuscript or printed label.
When there is a label the signature by ink can be found on the label, but not necessarily.

Sources
Dictionnaire Universel des Luthiers. Tome second. René VANNES. 1981.
Musée de La Musique. Fonds d'archives Gand, Bernardel, Caressa et Français.
(More specfic publication references are available in our Bibliography section.)





 

 

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