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Charles Brugere

Location: Mirecourt, France
Dates: B. 1857, d. 1895

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Biography of Charles Brugere

The Brompton’s Book of Violin & Bow Makers

Author: John Dilworth

BRUGÈRE, Charles Malakoff Born 1857, died 1895 Mirecourt France. Cousin of Charles Georges Brugère, above. Pupil of his father François ‘Malakoff’, below, adopting that name on his labels. Son-in-law of Telesphore Barbé. Worked for Hel in Lille. Established in Marseilles at 43 Rue Vacon before retiring to Mirecourt. Small output, although cellos and double basses most appreciated. Fine work, but varnish very variable, some of poor quality. Brugere Malakoff / avril. Luthier. 1892. / Rue Vacon, 43 Marseilles. No. 10.

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Biography of Charles Brugere

A Dictionary of Violin Makers

Author: Cecie Stainer

b. 1856-7 ; d. 1894, Mirecourt; eldest son of François Brugere. Worked a long time under Hel at Lille, then settled in Marseilles, where he made about a hundred good instruments.

Biography of Charles Brugere

Die Geigen- und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Willibald Leo Lütgendorff

Ältester Sohn von Francois B , arbeitete lange Zeit bei Hel in Lille und liess sich dann in Marseille nieder, wo er über 100 gute Geigen baute, deren Werth auf durchschnittlich 200 frcs. geschätzt wird.