N. Lemaire a Paris Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1920


N. Lemaire a Paris Violin Bow
N. Lemaire a Paris was a trade name used principally by the firm of Paul Beuscher in Paris. This particular bow was probably made by EF Ouchard but supplied by Cuniot-Hury. All very complicated, but that’s French trade bows for you!

Various makers produced bows which were then stamped “N. Lemaire a Paris” and there’s a wide range of qualities. This is an unusually nice silver-mounted example, probably made by EF Ouchard.

The round section stick is of very dark pernambuco with an attractive flame – the mounts are silver and ebony.

The condition is very good – there’s a small chip in the bottom edge of the frog on the player’s side, and the varnish is a bit nibbled around the head. There are no repairs or significant damages.

Although quite a humble trade bow, this is a very sophisticated stick with great playing qualities. The sound is clean and bright without harshness, and the stick is supple but with lots of bite. Probably not the right bow for a heavy metal soloist, but a very controllable nervy energy which is perfect for chamber music, and all with an unusual degree of feedback in the hand.

To sum up, a very well balanced and refined French bow at a low price …

Mounts: silver/ebony

Dimensions: length 74.2cm, weight 58.7 grams

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