Victor Fetique Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

Victor Fetique Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

Victor Fétique was a prolific and very successful maker whose best bows are on the same level as Sartory. This exceptional example is in near mint condition – the sound is full and brilliant.
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Claude Thomassin Viola Bow , Paris circa 1920

Claude Thomassin Viola Bow, Paris circa 1920

Claude Thomassin is a maker whose star is rising rapidly, and we are always delighted to offer his bows. Here we have a fine viola bow in excellent condition – it’s a powerful stick with a powerful sound.
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ASP Bernardel Viola, Paris 1850

ASP Bernardel Viola, Paris 1850

This is a very beautiful smaller viola by perhaps the most under-rated French maker, ASP Bernardel. As always with this maker, the workmanship and the sound are of the highest quality.
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Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

Jean Jacques Millant is perhaps the most innovative and brilliant of 20th century French makers. This futuristic bow represents a high point in his craft – it’s a remarkable player and the condition is as new.
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Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin was one of the extraordinary team of makers assembled by JB Vuillaume, and his bows very often follow the Vuillaume model. This is a more personal creation with a distinctive head – very unusually it bears an authentic Dominique Peccatte brand. The bow is in near perfect condition.
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Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1870

Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1870

This is a very nice Vuillaume model bow made by JJ Martin around 1885. Branded “J. Guarini”, it’s a very fine example of this maker’s work – it has a powerful stick with a big bright sound.
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WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, William Retford c1930

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, William Retford c1930

Branded WE H&S, this remarkable bow was made by William R. Retford around 1930. A very responsive player of an ideal weight, in a fine state of preservation, this bow comes from the private collection of one of the most respected experts in Hill bows.
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Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1840

Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1840

This is a particularly beautiful Pajeot violin bow from the maker’s best period – it’s in excellent condition, original in all parts, and it plays with a rare combination of strength and finesse.
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Betts Workshop Violin, London circa 1820

Betts Workshop Violin, London circa 1820

It’s questionable how many violins John Betts himself made, but he employed an illustrious group of makers such as Tobin, Vincenzo and Joseph Panormo, both Bernard Simon Fendts and John Furber, along with other less well known names. Betts instruments tend to exhibit very high standards of craftsmanship and tone.
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Ferdinand Gagliano Violin, Naples, 1760

Ferdinand Gagliano Violin, Naples, 1760

Ferdinand Gagliano (1738-1804) was the son of Nicolo and nephew of Gennaro. His violins have always been appreciated for their excellent tonal qualities – this example has exceptional clarity and projection.
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