Birth : 1873 in Mirecourt (Vosges) Death : 1937 in Le Havre (Seine Maritime)



Joseph AUBRY began his career as a carpenter and wood worker. It was only in 1892 that he decided to devote himself to the art of violin making.
According to Roland TERRIER, he most likely was introduced to this field by Gabriel JACQUET known as JACQUET-GAND.
Before opening up his own workshop, Joseph AUBRY was the foreman for two large and well known Mirecourt workshops, first at Jerome Thibouville Lamy, and next with Laberte.

Label and stamp.

Joseph AUBRY signed his instruments in ink, on the inside back with his signature, date and place of manufacture.
Regarding his use of initials on  labels such as E.T., D.O., X.P. and others, no clear connection has been determined between these initials and possible collaborators, and no significance has been found in regards to these initials until now.


In 1922 Joseph AUBRY established himself in Mirecourt, before taking over in 1925, JACQUET-GAND's workshop, at 41 rue de l'hôtel de ville. Soon after in 1926, he moved to Le Havre on rue Aristide Briand. He later changed locations, moving to rue Jules Siegfried in 1932.

Collaborators & successors

AUBRY Victor, his son.

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