Cello Bows

This is our current selection of contemporary and antique cello bows for sale, chosen for all-round playing ability and tone.

Albin Hums Cello Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1930

£1,750

Albin Hums Cello Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1930
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


Gotthard Schuster Cello Bow, Bubenreuth circa 1970

£3,500

Gotthard Schuster Cello Bow
Gotthard Schuster (1903-1987) was a very fine craftsman who enjoyed a long association with Rembert Wurlitzer in New York. This bow is a pristine example of his work. More details


Laberte Workshop Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1920

£5,000

Laberte Workshop Cello Bow
The workshops of Marc Laberte produced a huge range of instruments and bows in the early 20th century – their silver-mounted bows are of consistently high quality. More details


Richard Grünke Cello Bow, Bubenreuth circa 1965

£7,000

Richard Grünke Cello Bow
An exceptional gold-mounted bow in unused condition by one of the most esteemed German makers of the 20th century. More details


Franz Albert Nürnberger Cello Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1910

£14,500

Franz Albert Nürnberger Cello Bow
The Nürnberger family have been producing bows of the highest quality since the mid 19th century. Their aesthetic sense and attention to detail is unrivalled. This is a very rare gold and tortoiseshell cello bow by Franz Albert jun. in excellent condition. More details


Eugène Sartory Cello Bow, Paris circa 1900

£20,000

Eugène Sartory Cello Bow
Eugène Sartory is probably the most popular maker of all time, and his bows are the mainstay of professional musicians the world over. More details


Victor Fétique Cello Bow, Paris circa 1925

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Victor Fetique Cello Bow
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Alfred Joseph Lamy Cello Bow, Paris circa 1890

£25,000

Alfred Joseph Lamy Cello Bow, Paris circa 1890
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 very good condition – deep red round section pernambuco stick, silver and ebony mounts with a plain eye and 3-part adjuster. There’s a small and very neat insert to the bottom of the head on the audience side and some minor wear to the back edge of the frog also on the audience side, otherwise no issues to report. More details


Etienne Pajeot Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1830

£47,500

Etienne Pajeot Cello Bow
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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