JB Dvorak Violin, Prague circa 1880

JB Dvorak Violin, Prague circa 1880

Jan Baptista Dvořák is one of the most respected Prague makers of the late 19th century, and here we have a very typical violin of his from the 1880s. In very good condition and with a big and fruity voice.
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Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1967

Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1967

Vladimir Pilar belonged to one of the great Czech violin-making dynasties – members of this family are still active today. This is a very fine example of his best work – it’s in near mint condition and it has a tremendous solistic sound.
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A Fine English Del Gesu Copy, circa 1870

A Fine English Del Gesu Copy, circa 1870

This is a remarkable and intriguing del Gesu fake, most likely the work of TJ Holder. It’s a beautiful violin with a first class sound, but I don’t suppose we will ever know for sure who made it.
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Nicolas Maline Viola Bow, Paris circa 1865

Nicolas Maline Viola Bow, Paris circa 1865

This is a fine viola bow by Nicolas Maline, made around 1865 and in perfect condition. It’s a unique swan head model with Vuillaume mounts – the stick is amourette, mounts are nickel and ebony.
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Louis Gillet Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1940

Louis Gillet Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1940

This is an exceptional cello bow by Louis Gillet in near mint condition. It has an octagonal section stick of mid-brown pernambuco with a vivid random figure – mounts of silver and ebony.
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Emile Boulangeot Violin, Lyon circa 1920

Emile Boulangeot Violin, Lyon circa 1920

Emile Boulangeot is an important maker of the Lyon school, and here we have a fine violin of his in perfect condition. It plays beautifully with a big, dark and velvety sound.
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JA Lamy Violin Bow, Paris circa 1895

JA Lamy Violin Bow, Paris circa 1895

The bows of JA Lamy have a real following, perhaps because they represent French bowmaking at its most refined. This example is in fantastic condition – it’s also strong for a Lamy and eminently suitable for modern technique.
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Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Sartory bows are universally admired for their reliability and for their quality of workmanship. This is a lovely early example from Sartory’s best period – the condition is very good, and it’s a spectacular player.
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Pierre Simon Violin Bow, Paris circa 1865

Pierre Simon Violin Bow, Paris circa 1865

This is a very good Pierre Simon violin bow, made around 1865 and carrying the maker’s own brand. It’s a fantastic bow for a player, strong and stable with a brilliant solistic sound.
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Honoré Derazey Violin, Mirecourt 1862

Honoré Derazey Violin, Mirecourt 1862

Honoré Derazey is one of the better known of the makers who worked in the Vuillaume shop – here we have a well preserved example of his work from 1862 with a brilliant and refined voice.
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Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Another very fine Sartory violin bow from around 1910, regarded by many as this maker’s best period. It’s in top condition and the sound is unusually good (even for a Sartory).
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