Casimir LALLIET in Paris (1858-1923)

This instrument was presented at the Universal Exhibition in Paris, 1900.

It is described as follows in the jury report:

“Mr. Lallié (sic) built a sort of theorbo with projecting pegs for the bass strings, the back and sides in Hungarian ash.

The sound is a little soft. […] The work of Mr. Lallié deserves praise; all its woods are chosen with care, and the small number of instruments can satisfy the most demanding amateur.

International jury report: Class 17: Musical instruments.

Provenance: Coll. François Callas – S.V.V. Vichy.

Length: 110cm. width: 26.3cm. Scale: 62.6cm

Biblio: “International Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris. – Report of the International Jury. » Imprimerie nat²ionale, Paris 1901.