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Carolus Bor. Dvorak Violin, Prague circa 1890

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James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1885

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James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1885
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Leandro Bisiach Workshop Violin, Milan circa 1925

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Leandro Bisiach Workshop Violin, Milan circa 1925
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Caspar Strnad Violin, Prague circa 1800

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Victor Fétique Cello Bow, Paris circa 1925

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Victor Fetique Cello Bow
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Pierre Simon Violin Bow, Paris circa 1850

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Pierre Simon Violin Bow, Paris circa 1850
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Victor Fétique Violin Bow, Paris circa 1920

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Victor Fétique Violin Bow
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Violin bow Claude Thomassin Mirecourt c1920

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Violin bow Emile A Ouchard France c1910

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Cello bow Albert Nürnberger Markneukirchen c1930

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Violin bow VJ Ferelli Mirecourt c1910

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Violin bow James Dodd London c1850

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Violin bow Eugene Cuniot-Hury Mirecourt c1900

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Violin bow Bazin Workshop “Carrodus” Mirecourt c1905

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Violin bow Charles Nicholas Bazin France c1900

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Violin bow Ludwig Bausch Leipzig c1870

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Viola bow Alecio Reis Brazil 2016

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Violin bow EW Zöphel Germany c1930

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Violin bow Max Wunderlich Markneukirchen c1970

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Violin bow Max Wunderlich Markneukirchen c1950

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Violin bow Alfons Riedl Germany c1960

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Violin bow Alfons Riedl Germany c1930

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Violin bow Gustav Prager Markneukirchen c1920

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Violin bow Gustav Prager Markneukirchen c1910

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Violin bow HR Pfretzschner Markneukirchen c1920

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Violin bow Emil Max Penzel Erlbach c1930

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Violin bow Parisot brand Mirecourt c1930

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Violin bow Paesold School Germany c1920

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Violin bow Emile Ouchard Père Mirecourt c1930

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Violin bow L Morizot Mirecourt c1960

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Violin bow Jerome Thibouville Lamy Mirecourt c1920

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Violin bow Hoyer Pariser Markneukirchen c1930

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Violin bow CA Hoyer Markneukirchen c1930

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Violin bow Joseph Henry Mirecourt c1870

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Violin bow Grandini JTL Mirecourt c1910

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Violin bow Grandini JTL Mirecourt c1910 UK

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Violin bow Roger Gerome Mirecourt c1950

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Violin bow VJ Ferelli Laberte Mirecourt c1930

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Violin bow Otto Dürrschmidt Markneukirchen c1960

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Violin bow Unbranded Germany c1970

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Martin Zeidler Violin Bremen 1969

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Violin Frank Winfield Derby 1925

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Violin Joseph Wilson Edinburgh 1922

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Violin William Webbe London 1924

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Violin Hermann Trapp Neukirchen 1889

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Violin Adam Thompson Aberlour 1903

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Violin Salzard (brand) Mirecourt c1820

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Violin Luigi Salsedo Italy 1925

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Violin JB Salomon Paris 1790

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Violin Rushworth & Dreaper ‘Apollo’ Mirecourt c1900

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Violin Ernst Heinrich Roth Bubenreuth 1965

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Violin Ernst Heinrich Roth ‘Stradivarius’ Bubenreuth 1960

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Violin Ernst Heinrich Roth Markneukirchen 1939

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Violin Josef Polak Prague 1934

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Violin Robert Max Paschy Königsberg 1918

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Viola G B de Lorenzi Naples c1860

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Violin Daniel Murray Edinburgh 1894

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Violin Ernest Mumby London 1926

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Violin Joseph Laurent Mast Mirecourt c1800

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Violin Bohuslav Lantner Prague 1910

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Viola (small) Thomas Kennedy London c1840

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Violin John Innes Edinburgh 1902

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Violin Ludovic Huetter Montpellier 1926

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Violin Joseph Hill London c1780

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Violin Louis Hastings Hall Connecticut c1900

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Violin John Gloag Loudoun 1896

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Violin James Gilchrist Glasgow 1889

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Violin M Garnier Lyon c1910

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Violin Riccardo Ganolli (label)

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Antonin Galla Brno 1962

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Violin Amedée Dieudonné Mirecourt 1948

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Violin Laurence Decyk England 1982

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Violin Dearlove & Fryer Manchester 1863

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Violin Charles Boullangier London 1887

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Violin Albertus Blanchi Nice 1926

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Viola Paul Blanchard Lyon c1890 UK

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Violin TA Beale Soho (London) c1880

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Violin Joseph Baldantoni Ancona c1830

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Violin Georges Apparut Mirecourt 1932

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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume Viola, Paris 1845

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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume ViolaJB Vuillaume can truly be said to have revolutionised the world of stringed instruments. No-one has had quite as much impact on violin-making since Stradivari. He rode a wave of demand, largely of his own creating, and produced thousands of instruments and bows of extremely high quality. In the process he trained up an entire generation of fine makers. More details


Joseph Arthur Vigneron Violin Bow, Paris circa 1887

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Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

£6,000

Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow
We always try to keep a few bows by Ouchard Père in stock. His work is very dependable and quite undervalued. More details


James Tubbs/WE Hill Violin Bow, London circa 1870

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James Tubbs/WE Hill Violin Bow
A good Tubbs is a thing of wonder, and this one is exceptional. Made for WE Hill and branded to the stick and the frog, this is very fine work from Tubbs’ early period. More details


Nicholas Leonard Tourte Violin Bow, Paris circa 1805

£90,000

Nicholas Leonard Tourte Violin Bow
Tourte is without question the most prestigious name in the history of bow-making. While FX Tourte was largely responsible for the design of bow that we recognize today, his older brother NL or “Tourte l’Ainé” was equally revolutionary. More details


Victor Fétique Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

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Victor Fétique Violin Bow
Victor Fétique set up his workshop in 1913, and ran a busy and successful business for the next 20 years. Although much of the work was carried out by apprentices or outworkers, his own bows such as this one are amongst the best bows of the early 20th century. More details


Jean Pierre Marie Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1825

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Persoit Violin Bow
FX Tourte, Persoit, Peccatte – these are without doubt the most important of the French makers. Here we have a superb silver and ivory mounted Persoit, highly collectable and a wonderful playing stick for a soloist. More details


Alfred Acoulon Violin, Mirecourt circa 1910

£9,000

Alfred Acoulon Violin,Alfred Acoulon was the foremost luthier employed by the Jerome Thibouville Lamy workshops, and he produced their flagship instruments under the soubriquet “Lutherie Parisienne”. Violins sold under his label were made entirely by him – in 1912 an Alfred Acoulon cost 20 times the price of a Geronimo Barnabetti. More details


Georges Cunault Violin, Paris 1912

£23,500

Georges Cunault ViolinGeorges Cunault was one of the finest French makers of the early 20th century, but his violins are rarely seen outside France. This is a beautiful del Gesu model from 1912 in excellent condition. More details


Frantisek Karel Kriz Viola, Prague 1924

£8,000

Prague school violaFK Križ was one of the most talented Czech makers of the early 20th century, with a rare gift for sound. This del Gesu inspired viola is a great example of his work in near perfect condition. More details


Giuseppe Cavaleri Violin, Genoa circa 1750

£80,000

Genoese violinThis is a rare and interesting Genoese violin from the mid 1700s in a wonderful state of preservation and with an outstanding tone. More details


Charles JB Collin-Mézin Violin, Paris 1896

£13,500

Charles JB Collin Mezin ViolinCollin-Mézin is one of the best known names in the violin trade. 19th century instruments made by or under the supervision of CH JB Collin-Mézin offer great tone and great workmanship at an affordable price. More details


MSV138 2016 Cello 3/4

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MSV134 2016 Cello Stradivarius

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MSV132 2016 Cello Guadagnini Simpson

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MSV129 2015 Violin Stradivari

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MSV128 2015 Violin Stradivari

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MSV125 2014 Violin 3/4

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MSV123 2014 Violin 1/2

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MSV121 2014 Violin 1/4

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MSV83 2013 Violin Stradivari

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