Christian Wilhelm Seidel Violin, Markneukirchen circa 1850

Christian Wilhelm Seidel Violin, Markneukirchen circa 1850

Special Offer violins and bows Reduced from £8,000; easy come easy go.

This is a beautifully preserved example of the work of Christian Wilhelm Seidel, an accomplished Markneukirchen maker of the mid 19th century. It’s a very flat model with a brilliant and carrying sound.
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EF&EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

EF&EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1935

Special Offer violins and bows Reduced from £10,000; stock clearance.

Here is another “collaboration” bow, made in the workshop of EF Ouchard but showing the hand of his son EA Ouchard. Made for Lucien Schmidt of Grenoble, this is a very high quality stick with an excellent playing character. Very good condition too.

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Julius Hubička Violin, Prague 1943

Julius Hubička Violin, Prague 1943

Special Offer violins and bowsReduced from £9,500; clearing out stock under £10,000, also it’s a bit pink.

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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Adolf Christian Nürnberger Cello Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1880

Adolf Christian Nürnberger Cello Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1880

Special Offer violins and bows Reduced from £10,500; German bows are impossible, cellists are impossible.

This is an exceptional cello bow by a very rare maker, not to be confused with Albert Nürnberger. Made from first-class pernambuco reminiscent of FX Tourte wood, and in excellent condition.
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TJ Holder Violin, Paris circa 1945

TJ Holder Violin, Paris circa 1945

Special Offer violins and bows Reduced from £10,000; condition not really up to scratch for the website.

This is a rather enigmatic French violin from the middle of the 20th century. It’s a finely made instrument with a beautiful Strad-like reediness to the sound.
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Eugene Langonet Violin, Nantes 1927

Eugene Langonet Violin, Nantes 1927

Special Offer violins and bows Reduced from £12,000; it just looks kind of boring.

This is a fine French violin by Eugène Langonet – it’s a great sounding fiddle in a remarkable state of preservation.
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Maurice Mermillot Violin, Paris cira 1890

Maurice Mermillot Violin, Paris cira 1890

Special Offer violins and bows This is a silly price, but we have way too many French violins so this one has to go…

This is an outstanding example of the work of Maurice Mermillot, dating from around 1890. It’s a rich, muscular sounding instrument in fantastic condition.
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James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1870

James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1865

Special Offer violins and bows Reduced from £16,500; we’ve given up trying to explain that early Tubbs bows are the best Tubbs bows even though they don’t look like the later ones…

This is a fine early example of the work of James Tubbs. The model is the one he used while making bows for WE Hill. The head is more refined than in his later work, the frog with a wide throat and delicate pearl eye, and a very characteristic “goldfish” mother of pearl throughout.
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Victor Fétique Cello Bow, Paris circa 1930

Victor Fétique Cello Bow, Paris circa 1915

Special Offer violins and bows Reduced from £18,000; we have two near identical bows and this one has a bit of a dunt in the silver of the back plate.

Another lovely cello bow by one of the more reliable 20th century makers. This example is very strong – the condition is excellent apart from a chip in the end of the stick by the adjuster and a bit of repairwork to the back plate.
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Pierre Simon Violin Bow, Paris circa 1855

Pierre Simon Violin Bow, Paris circa 1855 (later copy mounts)

Special Offer violins and bows Reduced from £40,000; a composite bow with later mounts doesn’t really fit on the website.

This is an exceptional Pierre Simon stick made for Vuillaume, with later copy mounts. The stick is in near-mint condition and the playability is all you would expect from one of the greatest makers of the 19th century.
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Nicolas Maline violin bow, Mirecourt circa 1850

Nicolas Maline Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1850

Special Offer violins and bows Reduced from £45,000; nickel mounts… just not shiny enough.

This is a beautifully preserved bow from the hand of Nicolas Maline, one of the better makers from the golden period of French making. It’s a strong but supple stick which draws a majestic tone.
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