Auguste Barbé Violin Bow for Gand & Bernardel, Paris circa 1890

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Auguste Barbé is a highly respected maker who worked exclusively for Gand & Bernardel, and whose bows are regarded as equal to those of FN Voirin. Gand & Bernardel employed some of the great names in French bow-making (Joseph Henry and Pierre Simon perhaps the most famous), and their output was of the highest quality. This bow is typical of their later period, branded simply Gand & Bernardel rather than Gand & Bernardel Fres indicating a post-1885 date. The stick is of excellent orange-brown pernambuco, the frog is ebony with silver mounts. The head is exquisitely worked and vey artistic.

Mounts: silver/ebony

Dimensions: Weight 60 grams, length 74.3cm

The bow has been authenticated by Perre Guillaume, Maison Bernard, Brussels

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Auguste Barbé Violin Bow for Gand & Bernardel, Paris circa 1890 Auguste Barbé Violin Bow for Gand & Bernardel, Paris circa 1890
Auguste Barbé Violin Bow for Gand & Bernardel, Paris circa 1890 Auguste Barbé Violin Bow for Gand & Bernardel, Paris circa 1890
Auguste Barbé Violin Bow for Gand & Bernardel, Paris circa 1890 Auguste Barbé Violin Bow for Gand & Bernardel, Paris circa 1890

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