André Richaume Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

André Richaume Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

This is an outstanding violin bow by André Richaume, one of the finest and best preserved examples in existence. Kind of a “super-Sartory”, this bow’s playing qualities won’t disappoint.
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A Mittenwald Violin circa 1800

A Mittenwald Violin, circa 1800

Here is another “campfire Strad” – a great sounding but affordable violin – this one’s from Mittenwald, late 18th or early 19th century.
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Jean Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1840

Jean Persoit was a remarkable maker, and this is a remarkable Persoit. It’s in outstanding condition for a bow that’s nearly 200 years old, and it’s one of the best Persoits we have seen. A mighty bow for a leading soloist…
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Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Sartory bows are universally admired for their reliablilty and for their quality of workmanship. This is a lovely early example from Sartory’s best period – the condition is very good, and it’s a spectacular player.
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EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Paris circa 1930

EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Paris circa 1930

EA Ouchard is probably the greatest of 20th century French makers, and this is the finest example we have seen. Gold mounted, spectacular wood, amazing condition, and most importantly a great player’s bow.
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CA Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1960

Charles Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1960

Charles Bazin was the last of a long line of Mirecourt makers, working alongside his father Louis Bazin for most of his life. He was a very consistent maker, and this bow is a superb player as you would expect.
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Nicolaus Georg Skomal Violin, Graz 1804

Nicolaus Georg Skomal Violin, Graz 1804

Nicolaus Skomal was a Prague maker who lived and worked in Graz, Austria, producing violin family instruments as well as guitars and lutes. This violin is beautifully made exhibiting great skill, and the sound is first class.
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James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1870

James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1870

Although unbranded, this early Tubbs bow was most likely made for WE Hill & Son. It has all the strong characteristics of Tubbs’ work at this time – it’s very precisely made using beautiful and heavily flamed pernambuco. The condition is outstanding though the adjuster is from another bow of the period.
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Georges Chanot (II) Violin, London 1861

The Chanot family have been hugely influential in the history of violin-making, both in France and in England. Georges Chanot II was sent to England by his father in order to stop him misbehaving in Paris – it definitely worked, and he became a consummate and very successful maker.
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Mario Gadda Violin, Mantua 1979

Mario Gadda Violin, Mantua 1979

Mario Gadda is one of the best-known names in modern Italian violin-making, and this violin is a great sounding example of his own model in excellent condition.
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