Birth : 1889 in Mirecourt (Vosges) Death : 1970 in Mirecourt (Vosges)

Biography

Career
Son of Georges LOTTE a violinmaker who worked for Jean-Baptiste VUILLAUME and then for Honoré DERAZEY, he probably served his apprenticeship in Mirecourt with Charles Nicolas BAZIN.
During worldwide war first he worked with VIDOUDEZ at Geneva (Switzerland).
In 1922, he started working for CUNIOT-HURY.
In 1925 he went in partnership with Victor BROUILLIER.
In 1926, he set up his own workshop at 63 rue Vuillaume in Mirecourt and transferred it later to Quai du Breuil, first at N° 8 and then 14.

Stamps & brands
BROUILLIER & LOTTE

FRANCOIS LOTTE (large letters) 
Fcois LOTTE (large letters) 
FRANCOIS LOTTE (small letters)

Among others one can find the following stamps on bows made by F. LOTTE
- ALBERT Paris
- APPARUTGeorges
- A VOIRIN Fils
- BAILLY Charles
- CONÉ & Fils
- CHANOT & CHARDON
- CHAROTTE MILLOT
- DEBLAYE Albert
- DIDIER Paul
- DIENS
- DUPUY Georges
- DUGAD André
- ENEL Charles
- FRANçAIS Lucien
-
HILAIRE Paul
- LAVEST Jean
- MILLANT Roger & Max
- MOUGENOT Léon
- PERELLI
- PILLOT
- SERDET Paul
- SCHMITT Lucien
- VATELOT Marcel
- VIDOUDEZ Alfred
- VILLAUME Gustave


Collaborators
- BERNARD René,
- LOTTE Roger François (son)
- LAPIERRE Marcel,
- MANGENOT Marcel,

Successors
His son, Roger François LOTTE, took over his workshop in 1960.

Sources
- L'Archet, Bernard Millant & J.F Raffin.
- Les Archets Français, Etienne Vatelot.
(More specific publication references are available in our Bibliography section.)

 

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