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Last updated 15th Jan 2018

Charles Gaillard Violin, Paris 1853

£30,000

Charles Gaillard ViolinFrench violin-making in the 19th century has been dominated by the Vuillaume shop, but there are numerous makers at this time who produced more beautiful and more individual work. Gaillard is one of these, and this is a great example with a lustrous varnish and an outstanding concert tone. More details


Etienne Pajeot Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1830

£47,500

Etienne Pajeot Cello Bow
Etienne Pajeot is one of the great early French makers, and his bows are highly sought after for their excellent technical qualities. This is a relatively rare early cello bow in good condition.
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HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1940

£3,250

HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow
It’s great to see the violin world finally waking up to the qualities of good German bows. There is absolutely no difference in quality of work or playability between fine French and German bows, and this Pfretzschner proves the point perfectly. Very elegant, made with superb materials, and a joy to use. More details


Peter Goodfellow Violin, Elgin 2003

£9,000

Peter Goodfellow ViolinPeter Goodfellow is one of the most respected of contemporary makers – his instruments have won prizes for tone in numerous international competitions. This lovely violin from 2003 is in excellent condition and the sound is tremendous. More details


Albert Nürnberger Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1930

£11,500

Albert Nürnberger Violin Bow
This is an unusually fine gold and tortoiseshell bow from the Nürnberger shop, probably a late work of Franz Albert Nürnberger. The stamp dates it as post-1920, but the small Parisian eyes aren’t a feature of Carl Albert’s work. More details


WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, London circa 1930

£6,500

WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow
This is a very fine Hill bow from between the wars, made by William R Retford as indicated by the two dots on the face plate. Quite a light bow but a very solid player. More details


A Milanese Violin circa 1720, possibly Carlo Rotta

£65,000

A Milanese ViolinThis is a fascinating early 18th century Milanese violin by a maker from the circle of Giovanni Grancino. It’s a beautiful looking instrument with some unique points of style, and the sound is everything one might wish for from a fine Italian violin. More details


Charles Maucotel Violin, London 1851

£60,000

Charles Maucotel ViolinCharles Maucotel was the first of the Parisian makers to come to London. A tremendous yet relatively unknown maker, here we have a beautiful del Gesu copy of his in excellent condition, and with a first class sound. More details


Pierre Pacherele Violin, Nice 1849

£45,000

Pierre Pacherele ViolinPierre Pacherele is an outstanding maker with a serious following. He is best known for his association with Pressenda, and his violins are the most successful expression of the collaboration between Paris and Turin. More details


Dominique Peccatte Violin Bow, Paris circa 1840

£110,000

Dominique Peccatte Violin Bow
Dominique Peccatte is probably the most influential maker of all time. While Tourte commands the highest prices, Peccatte brought the bow to a state of modernity which remains the archetype to this day. This is an unusually fine and rare example with an open frog and wood-to-wood mounts, but currently sporting a gold copy frog and button. More details


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