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FN Voirin Viola Bow, Paris circa 1875

£30,000 On trial

FN Voirin Viola Bow
FN Voirin is a maker whose influence cannot be underestimated. His precision and artistry have never been superseded, and his bows are the most refined of all the French makers. This viola bow is a beautiful example of his work in excellent condition. More details


Pierre Simon Cello Bow, Paris circa 1860

£60,000 On trial

Pierre Simon Cello Bow
Pierre Simon is one of the great bowmakers of the mid 19th century, closely associated with Dominique Peccatte and Joseph Henry, but working in his own distinctive manner. Simon bows engender a quite fanatical devotion on the part of their owners – their combination of robustness and agility is unique.

This bow is a composite – all by Simon, but the mounts from another bow. There are some signs of use but generally the bow is in excellent condition. More details


A French Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1890

£2,000 On trial

A French Violin Bow
This is a very attractive French violin bow made in Mirecourt, branded J Hel a Lille. It’s in fine condition and it draws an excellent sound. 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


HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1960

£4,500 On trial

HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow
An exceptional gold mounted HR Pfretzschner violin bow in near perfect condition – and a big sound. More details


Paul Weidhaas Cello Bow for Victor Fétique circa 1930

£5,000 On trial

Paul Weidhaas Cello Bow
Paul Weidhaas is one of the most respected of early 20th century German bow-makers. Here we have a fine cello bow made in the French style, and in unusually pristine condition. 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


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