Chaumont,1924. Vautrin was a composer and violinist in addition to being a fine luthier. He trained with Chipot-Vuilaume, later heading the workshop of Emile Germain. In 1894 he set up his own shop in Chaumont, France, where he remained until his death in 1937. This violin is typical of his production, with its dark red varnish and Stradivari inspired model. The tone is quite potent, full and warm. It is also in an excellent state of preservation, looking like it just left his workshop.