Louis Bazin viola bow, Mirecort circa 1925

Louis Bazin Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

We have become quite keen on the bows of Louis Bazin, and it’s a pleasure to have one of his viola bows. And of course it’s a great player, all original, and in better than average condition.
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Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, MIrecourt circa 1830

Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1830

This is a great bow by Etienne Pajeot, one of the most important of early 19th century makers. It’s original in all parts but presented here with a copy frog by Simon Guillaume. Very good condition and a terrific playing bow.
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Georges Coné Violin, Lyon 1935

Georges Coné Violin, Lyon 1935

This is a fine French violin by Georges Coné, made in 1935, no. 53. It’s in near perfect condition and has a big, warm, fruity sound.
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Julius Hubička Violin, Prague 1943

Julius Hubička Violin, Prague 1943

This is an exceptional example of the work of Julius Hubička, a highly productive but maddeningly inconsistent maker of the early 20th century. This particular violin ticks all the boxes – great sound, great condition, great price.
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Louis Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

Louis Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

Louis Bazin was a third generation bow-maker of consummate skill whose work is still undervalued simply because he worked in Mirecourt and not Paris. This bow is a mighty player and in top condition.
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Sartory Cello Bow, Paris circa 1935

Eugene Sartory Cello Bow, Paris circa 1935

Another very fine Sartory cello bow, this one from the mid-1930s – at this time Sartory’s success was unrivalled and his workshop was producing bows of consistently high quality.
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Nicolas Simon Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1860

Nicolas Simon Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1860

Nicolas Simon (also known as Simon Fr.) is a superb maker whose life and origins are still poorly documented. All we can say with certainty is that he made exceptional bows broadly in the style of Peccatte. This example is a great player’s bow in very good condition.
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Dominique Henry Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1835

Dominique Henry Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1835

Dominique Henry is one of several early 19th century makers who have been slightly overlooked by history. Here is a superb example of his work in outstanding condition – a great bow for a soloist, powerful and brilliant.
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Giuseppe Castagnino Violin, Chiavari 1927

Giuseppe Castagnino Violin, Chiavari 1927

This is a very good modern Italian violin by Giuseppe Castagnino, a Ligurian maker who apprenticed briefly with Giuseppe Fiorini. It’s a beautiful sounding instrument, rich and coloured with excellent projection.
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Ferrucio Varagnolo Violin, Milan 1911

Ferrucio Varagnolo Violin, Milan 1911

An exceptional Italian violin by one of the most talented makers of the Bisiach shop, Ferrucio Varagnolo – very attractive, a great size, and a beautifully balanced sound. This violin is featured in Dmitry Gindin’s recent book “The Modern Italian Violin Makers”.
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Giuseppe Guadagnini Viola, Pavia 1802

Giuseppe Guadagnini Viola, Pavia 1802

This is a very fine and rare viola by Giuseppe Guadagnini, the son of GB Guadagnini also known as “Il Soldato” – it’s a very attractive later example made in the style of the father.
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