Louis Bazin viola bow, Mirecort circa 1925

Louis Bazin Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

We have become quite keen on the bows of Louis Bazin, and it’s a pleasure to have one of his viola bows. And of course it’s a great player, all original, and in better than average condition.
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Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, MIrecourt circa 1830

Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1830

This is a great bow by Etienne Pajeot, one of the most important of early 19th century makers. It’s original in all parts but presented here with a copy frog by Simon Guillaume. Very good condition and a terrific playing bow.
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Georges Coné Violin, Lyon 1935

Georges Coné Violin, Lyon 1935

This is a fine French violin by Georges Coné, made in 1935, no. 53. It’s in near perfect condition and has a big, warm, fruity sound.
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Julius Hubička Violin, Prague 1943

Julius Hubička Violin, Prague 1943

This is an exceptional example of the work of Julius Hubička, a highly productive but maddeningly inconsistent maker of the early 20th century. This particular violin ticks all the boxes – great sound, great condition, great price.
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Louis Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

Louis Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

Louis Bazin was a third generation bow-maker of consummate skill whose work is still undervalued simply because he worked in Mirecourt and not Paris. This bow is a mighty player and in top condition.
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Caspar Strnad Violin, Prague circa 1800

Caspar Strnad Violin, Prague circa 1800

Everyone who deals in violins and bows has their little obsession, and mine is the Prague school, in particular the instruments made by Strnad and his apprentices and followers. And this particular violin is about as good as they get…
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Sartory Cello Bow, Paris circa 1935

Eugene Sartory Cello Bow, Paris circa 1935

Another very fine Sartory cello bow, this one from the mid-1930s – at this time Sartory’s success was unrivalled and his workshop was producing bows of consistently high quality.
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Nicolas Simon Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1860

Nicolas Simon Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1860

Nicolas Simon (also known as Simon Fr.) is a superb maker whose life and origins are still poorly documented. All we can say with certainty is that he made exceptional bows broadly in the style of Peccatte. This example is a great player’s bow in very good condition.
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Dominique Henry Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1835

Dominique Henry Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1835

Dominique Henry is one of several early 19th century makers who have been slightly overlooked by history. Here is a superb example of his work in outstanding condition – a great bow for a soloist, powerful and brilliant.
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Giuseppe Castagnino Violin, Chiavari 1927

Giuseppe Castagnino Violin, Chiavari 1927

This is a very good modern Italian violin by Giuseppe Castagnino, a Ligurian maker who apprenticed briefly with Giuseppe Fiorini. It’s a beautiful sounding instrument, rich and coloured with excellent projection.
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Ferrucio Varagnolo Violin, Milan 1911

Ferrucio Varagnolo Violin, Milan 1911

An exceptional Italian violin by one of the most talented makers of the Bisiach shop, Ferrucio Varagnolo – very attractive, a great size, and a beautifully balanced sound. This violin is featured in Dmitry Gindin’s recent book “The Modern Italian Violin Makers”.
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Giuseppe Guadagnini Viola, Pavia 1802

Giuseppe Guadagnini Viola, Pavia 1802

This is a very fine and rare viola by Giuseppe Guadagnini, the son of GB Guadagnini also known as “Il Soldato” – it’s a very attractive later example made in the style of the father.
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Claude Thomassin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Claude Thomassin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Claude Thomassin is a maker whose star is continuing to rise, and here we have an exceptional gold-mounted bow, made for Léon Bernardel around 1910. It’s a very sophisticated and elegant bow with a brilliant sound.
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Nicolas Maline violin bow, Mirecourt circa 1850

Nicolas Maline Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1850

This is a beautifully preserved bow from the hand of Nicolas Maline, one of the better makers from the golden period of French making. It’s a strong but supple stick which draws a majestic tone.
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James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1870

James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1865

This is a fine early example of the work of James Tubbs. The model is the one he used while making bows for WE Hill. The head is more refined than in his later work, the frog with a wide throat and delicate pearl eye, and a very characteristic “goldfish” mother of pearl throughout.
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FN Voirin cello bow, Paris circa 1880

FN Voirin Cello Bow, Paris circa 1880

François Nicolas Voirin is the most highly regarded maker of the late 19th century – his work is particularly admired for its precision and beauty. This cello bow dates from his first period as an independent maker – it’s in excellent condition and it’s a good weight for a Voirin.
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Auguste Lenoble Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Auguste Lenoble Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

This is a rare example of the work of Auguste Lenoble, one of the most undervalued of 19th century French makers. It’s in near-mint condition with original lapping, though with a later button.
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FN Voirin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1885

FN Voirin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1885

This is a very fine silver-mounted FN Voirin in mint condition – it’s an exceptional player, elegant and refined in conception but with a strong stick and a brilliant tone.
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Samuel Allen Cello Bow, London circa 1890

Samuel Allen Cello Bow, London circa 1890

This is an outstanding early Hill cello bow made by Samuel Allen. Gold and ebony mounted and in pristine condition, this is one of the most beautiful Hill bows in existence.
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Jean Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1820

Jean Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1820

This is an outstanding Persoit violin bow with exceptional sound and handling. Currently fitted with copy frog and button, but supplied with the original open frog and ivory button.
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Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1815

Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1815

This is a remarkable early gold mounted bow by Etienne Pajeot, perhaps the most fascinating and innovative of all French makers. It’s an exceptional playing bow – the frog has some restoration but the stick is very well preserved.
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Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Eugène Sartory commands a unique level of respect amongst musicians. Here we have a fine example from what is arguably his best period, in excellent condition and with a big rounded sound.
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A Mirecourt Violin circa 1860

A Mirecourt Violin circa 1860

This is a lovely French violin from the mid 19th century. It’s our favourite kind of violin – a ‘campfire Strad” offering an exceptional quality of sound at a modest price.
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Alfred Vincent Viola, London 1931

Alfred Vincent Viola, London 1931

Alfred Vincent is one of our favourite makers, and we’re delighted to have a viola of his on offer. It’s a big sounding instrument, well used but entirely free of cracks or repairs.
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Duke School Viola, London circa 1780

Duke School Viola, London circa 1780

We are always on the lookout for great sounding small violas and this English instrument from the late 18th century is particularly successful. A broad and bold model made in the circle of Richard Duke, it has a rich and powerful tone.
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Gand & Bernardel Violin, Paris 1885

Gand & Bernardel Violin, Paris 1885

Gand & Bernardel were the pre-eminent French violin-makers of the late 19th century. Here we have a great sounding violin made by them in 1885 and still in outstanding condition.
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Francois Peccatte Workshop Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1845

Francois Peccatte Workshop Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1845

François Peccatte was the younger brother of Dominique, and their work shares many points of style. The exact working relationship isn’t documented, but François was 11 years younger, and it’s assumed that he apprenticed with Dominique in Paris.
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Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1895

Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1895

This is a fine and very early Sartory bow in excellent condition from the collection of the renowned Slovenian violinist and pedagogue Igor Ozim. Sartory prices continue to rise at an alarming rate, and well-preserved early examples such as this fetch a premium.
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Joseph Henry Viola Bow, Paris circa 1870

Joseph Henry Viola Bow, Paris circa 1870

This is a very nicely preserved viola bow by Joseph Henry, perhaps the most reliable maker of the Peccatte school. It’s a phenomenal sounding bow with a big velvety tone.
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Eugenio Degani Violin, Venice 1898

Eugenio Degani Violin, Venice 1898

This is a very attractive and excellent-sounding violin from the Venetian maker Eugenio Degani. It has some restoration, the scroll is later, and it’s priced accordingly.
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EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

EA Ouchard is probably the greatest of 20th century French makers, and this is a lovely example in silver. Made for Georges Coné in Lyon, it’s in excellent condition and a spectacular player as you’d expect from this maker.
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Dominique Peccatte Viola Bow, Paris circa 1850

Dominique Peccatte Viola Bow, Paris circa 1850

This is an exceptional Dominique Peccatte viola bow in near mint condition – no wear whatsoever, all the silver is original, as is the ivory face. A very handsome example for a collector or a soloist.
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Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin was one of the extraordinary team of makers assembled by JB Vuillaume, and his bows very often follow the Vuillaume model. This is a more personal creation with a distinctive head – very unusually it bears an authentic Dominique Peccatte brand. The bow is in near perfect condition.
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Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1870

Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1870

This is a very nice Vuillaume model bow made by JJ Martin around 1885. Branded “J. Guarini”, it’s a very fine example of this maker’s work – it has a powerful stick with a big bright sound.
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Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1840

Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1840

This is a particularly beautiful Pajeot violin bow from the maker’s best period – it’s in excellent condition, original in all parts, and it plays with a rare combination of strength and finesse.
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Grand Adam Cello Bow, Paris circa 1840

Grand Adam Cello Bow, Paris circa 1840

Another great cello bow from one of the less well known Vuillaume makers, Jean “Grand” Adam. A very attractive bow showing hardly any signs of use over its 150 year life, it makes quite an impression.
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Charles Brugere Viola, Paris 1894

Charles Brugère Viola, Paris 1894

This viola is one of the finest examples of the work of Charles Brugère in existence. The condition is near mint and the sound is warm and responsive.
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Student violins for sale through teachers

Student violins for sale through teachers

We sell antique violins suitable for students through a network of violin teachers around the world – from Latvia to Los Angeles. If you are a teacher and would like to work with us please get in touch.

Student violins and bows

Student violin bows for sale through teachers

We sell antique violin bows suitable for students through a network of violin teachers around the world – from Latvia to Los Angeles. If you are a teacher and would like to work with us please get in touch.