Marco Raposo cello bows are made with sustainably sourced or reclaimed pernambuco. This bow has a round stick of light orange wood with a broad irregular figure and is silver mounted with a solid silver adjuster. The bow has had very little use and is in perfect condition – a great bow at a bargain price.
This is a fine silver-mounted cello bow by Albin Hums – quite a superior model and in near mint condition. The stick is of round section orange pernambuco of medium stiffness. More details
Claude Thomassin has only recently been recognized as one of the best French makers of the early 20th century. He worked for Gand & Bernardel before setting up on his own, first in Paris then from 1904 in Mirecourt. He was a highly respected and very successful maker who supplied bows to numerous shops and instrument-makers in France and in the UK. J&A Beare in London bought bows from Thomassin, as did Withers and many others. His bows are very distinctive, mainly on account of the heavily swept back Tubbs-like ferrule– the work is of high quality and the bows generally play very well. More details
Alfred Joseph Lamy stands slightly in the shadow of his teacher and mentor FN Voirin, but I prefer his work. It’s not quite as clinical, and yet it retains the elegance and finesse which characterize these particular makers. Lamy’s cello bows are particularly fine, with the most beautiful elongated head shape. This is a lovely example in fantastic condition – deep red round section pernambuco stick, silver and ebony mounts with a plain eye and 3-part adjuster. More details
This is a very beautiful early Sartory cello bow in excellent condition. Typical of the pre-1900 bows it has a plain pearl eye and a 3-part adjuster – if you want to be really nerdy you could also note that it has 3 pins in the rounded heel-plate. The stick is of deep red-brown round section pernambuco, mounts are of silver and ebony. More details