Emile Auguste Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

£16,000

Emile Auguste Ouchard Violin Bow
Emile Auguste Ouchard is perhaps the only 20th century French maker to rival Sartory in his appeal to musicians. His bows show a rare understanding of the needs of players, and they are highly appreciated.

This is a great bow from EA Ouchard’s early period when he was working alongside his father EF Ouchard in Mirecourt. He showed considerable talent at an early age, and by the time he was 27 he was using the finest wood and producing exceptional bows.

This example has a round section stick of unusually beautiful orange-brown pernambuco, wild in grain and deeply flamed – mounts are silver and ebony. The condition is very good – there’s a tiny bit of wear to the stick just in front of the frog from someone’s overlong thumbnail, and there’s a slightly open grainline in the ebony of the frog, otherwise nothing to report.

EA Ouchard is known for the technical quality of his bows, though he was also a great craftsman. In his later period he favoured heavier weights, but in the 1920s and early 1930s he was producing sticks that combined strength and finesse. This bow is a complete success – for its weight it’s very nimble, the sound is strong yet clean and full, and the performance off the string is pretty exceptional. I can’t really fault it.

Like all great bows it immediately disappears in the hand, making everything easier, facilitating rather than imposing a sound or a technique …

Mounts: silver/ebony

Dimensions: length 74.2 cm, 62.2 grams

Certificate: Cabinet d’Archetiers JF Raffin, Paris 2018 Emile Auguste Ouchard Violin Bow certificate

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