There is 1 original Dondeine bassoon and 1 copy based on a Dondeine bassoon in the Hichwa-Rachor database. Very little is known about this maker; there are no other instruments by Dondeine except the 1 bassoon in the Bate Collection. It is speculated that he flourished in France in the early 19th Century.
Dart, Mathew. The Baroque Bassoon: form, construction, acoustics and playing qualities. PhD thesis, London Metropolitan University, 2011, pp. 475-478.
Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits Knuf, 1978 Vol. 1, p. 361.
Waterhouse, William. The New Langwill Index. London: Tony Bingham, 1993.
Dondeine, 5 key bassoon; Dondeine-C-Cottet1-Rapoport
Dondeine, 4 key bassoon; Dondeine1-O-Bate