Joseph Henry Cello Bow, Paris circa 1865


Joseph Henry Cello Bow
This is an exceptional cello bow by Joseph Henry, one of the greatest of 19th century makers.

Of all of the Peccatte school makers who worked for Vuillaume, Joseph Henry’s bows are the most dependable. His style seems to combine the heft required by modern players with the suppleness and beauty of tone which is so often lacking in the work of more recent makers.
This very fine cello bow is from around 1865, showing his characteristic swan head, with broad chamfers that trick the eye into seeing a finer head than is actually there.

The stick is of round section deep red brown pernambuco of the very best quality – wild grain, a marked flame, and a real see-through quality.
The condition is exemplary – the brand is as crisp as you can find on a 150 year old bow, the stick virtually unmarked, the silver parts all original, in fact no condition issues whatsoever.

Mounts: silver/ebony

Dimensions: length 71cm, weight 79.65 grams

Certificate: Pierre Guillaume, Maison Bernard, Brussels 2018 Joseph Henry Cello Bow certificate

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