Victor Fétique Cello Bow, Paris circa 1930

Victor Fétique Cello Bow, Paris circa 1915

Another lovely cello bow by one of the more reliable 20th century makers. This example is very strong – the condition is excellent apart from a chip in the end of the stick by the adjuster and a bit of repairwork to the back plate.
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Victor Fétique Cello Bow, Paris circa 1925

Victor Fétique Cello Bow, Paris circa 1930

Victor Fétique is a hugely popular maker – still relatively affordable, his bows are always beautifully executed yet functional. This cello bow has had a good deal of use but remains in very good condition.
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Louis Gillet Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1940

Louis Gillet Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1940

This is an exceptional cello bow by Louis Gillet in near mint condition. It has an octagonal section stick of mid-brown pernambuco with a vivid random figure – mounts of silver and ebony.
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FN Voirin Cello Bow, Paris circa 1880

FN Voirin Cello Bow, Paris circa 1880

FN Voirin is the most highly regarded maker of the late 19th century – his work is particularly admired for its precision and beauty. In spite of their lightness his bows are much in demand for their luminous tone. Here we have a lovely lightweight cello bow, very strong for its weight and in excellent condition.
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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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Etienne Pajeot Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1830

Etienne Pajeot Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1830

Etienne Pajeot is one of the great early French makers, and his bows are highly sought after for their excellent technical qualities. This is a relatively rare early cello bow in good condition.

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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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Pierre Simon Cello Bow, Paris circa 1860

Pierre Simon Cello Bow, Paris circa 1860

Pierre Simon is one of the great bowmakers of the mid 19th century, closely associated with Dominique Peccatte and Joseph Henry, but working in his own distinctive manner. Simon bows engender a quite fanatical devotion on the part of their owners – their combination of robustness and agility is unique.
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