Location: Mirecourt, France
Dates: B. 1857, d. 1895
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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.
With two enormously high-profile – and enormously high-valued – instruments failing to sell last month, does the blame lie in the pricing or in the process? Last month’s battle of the sealed bids between Christie’s and Sotheby’s was a contest with no winners. When Christie’s couldn’t find a buyer prepared to pay at least $7.5m for
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.
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.