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A Milanese Violin circa 1720, possibly Carlo Rotta

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A Milanese Violin
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François Peccatte Violin Bow, Paris circa 1845

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François Peccatte Violin Bow
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Jean Pierre Marie Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1825

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Persoit Violin Bow
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Emile Ouchard Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

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Emile Ouchard Cello Bow
Emile Ouchard was a prolific maker who made bows of varying qualities for many different firms, but his best work is extremely fine – here we have an unusually good cello bow of his in excellent condition. More details


James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1900

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James Tubbs Violin Bow
When Tubbs bows are good they’re really good! This is a super late period example – quite light but stiff and nervy, drawing a very fine tone. More details


Roze Viola, Orléans 1758

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Roze Viola, Orléans 1758Roze is such an obscure maker that he doesn’t even feature in the Cozio archive, yet he was clearly able to produce very sophisticated sounding instruments such as this lovely viola. More details


WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, London circa 1930

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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


Louis Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1950

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Louis Bazin Violin Bow
Bazin is one of the best known names in French bow-making. Like Morizot, the work of the earlier members of the family has been slightly devalued by the later workshop production, but Louis Bazin is a superb maker who is finally getting the recognition he deserves. More details


James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1890

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James Tubbs Violin Bow
No-one would pretend that James Tubbs was a consistent maker, but his best bows are amongst the finest bows ever made. And this rare unmodernised example is unusually good… More details


Etienne Laprevotte Violin, Paris 1825

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Etienne Laprevotte ViolinEtienne Laprevotte is a rare Parisian maker who brought innovation and refinement to an essentially Mirecourt style. He is well documented in the literature as luthier to the Duke of Bordeaux, and principally known as a maker of fine guitars. This is the only violin I have seen of his, and all the more rare for being in excellent condition. More details


Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

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Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow
We always try to keep a few bows by Ouchard Père in stock. His work is very dependable and quite undervalued. More details


A Mirecourt Violin circa 1920

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Mirecourt ViolinA lovely Mirecourt violin with a stunning one-piece birds-eye maple back – in excellent condition and with a great sound. More details


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