Birth : 1796 in Mirecourt (Vosges)

Biography

Career
Xavier COUTURIEUX worked in Mirecourt circa 1830-1850 where he ran a small workshop whose production is typical of the average Mirecourt production of his time.
According to R. VANNES, the use of the last name DEROUX, the maiden name of COUTURIEUX's wife, was quite a common practice in Mirecourt among violin and bow makers and can still be found during the 20th century.

Stamp
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COUTURIEUX
DEROUX
A PARIS
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Located on the outside back, under the heel of the neck.
Located on the inside back, in place of the label.

Sources
- Dictionnaire Universel des Luthiers, René VANNES.
- La Lutherie Lorraine et Française, Albert JACQUOT.

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