Rene Bailly was the son of the Mirecourt violin maker Charles Bailly, and is not a relation to Paul Bailly.

Little is known about his life except that he did live in Paris and the Provinces.
For a period of time, he worked as the commercial agent for the Deblaye Workshop.
During the period of 1936-37, we know that he returned to Mirecourt and possibly worked with his father.
He is registered during this time as a violin maker in the Mirecourt professional directory.
 After this date, we can not find any mention of him.

In one of the Deblaye catalogs, we can find a line of instruments bearing his name and from this one can deduct that his name was used as a trademark by Deblaye.

- Roland TERRIER, expert violin maker. Mirecourt.
(More specific publication references are available in our Bibliography section.)




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