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Jean Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1830

£27,000 On trial

Jean Persoit Violin Bow
Jean Persoit is one of the most hallowed names in bow-making, really the only maker to rival FX Tourte. Here we have a restored example that is nonetheless quite beautiful and an outstanding player’s bow. More details

Jean Grand Adam Cello Bow, Paris circa 1850

£48,500 On trial

Jean Grand Adam Cello Bow
Jean “Grand” Adam is a maker whose genius has only recently been acknowledged. Here we have an excellent stick dating from around 1850, fitted with new copy mounts. More details

Nicolas Simon Violin Bow, Paris circa 1840

£27,000 On trial

Nicolas Simon Violin Bow
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. More details

Michael Albani Violin, Bolzano circa 1720

£20,000 On trial

Michael Albani ViolinThe Albani family played a huge role in the development of violin-making, and yet their instruments are rarely seen. This violin is a very interesting example, following very closely on the work of Matthias but made by his son Michael. Always more successful tonally than Stainer (the other Tyrolean), this violin is no exception. More details

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, London circa 1935

£4,000 On trial

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow
There are few professional players who don’t have a Hill in their case. The firm’s reputation for quality and reliability is well deserved, and the bows carrying the WE Hill & Sons brand are always in demand. More details

Roger François Lotte Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1970

£4,500 On trial

Roger François Lotte Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1970
This is a lovely bow by Roger Lotte carrying his own later brand. It’s a classic example of his work with a rounded heel, Parisian eye, and a Simon-like backwards curve to the head. The fine red pernambuco is also typical – round in section, with mounts of silver and ebony. The condition is excellent.
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