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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Ansaldo Poggi Viola, Bologna 1954

Ansaldo Poggi Viola, Bologna 1954

Ansaldo Poggi is the most highy valued violinmaker of the 20th century, and here we have a rare viola in mint condition. An outstanding collector’s piece and a beautiful sounding instrument.
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Small Viola probably by Francesco Maurizi , Appignano circa 1840

Small Viola probably by Francesco Maurizi, Appignano circa 1840

Francesco Maurizi is a relatively obscure maker from the Marche region of central Italy. His violins are much admired for their quality of sound, though the construction can be quite hurried. This viola is a great example, with an unusually deep and noble sound for its size.
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Karel Pilar Violin, Prague 1941

Karel Pilař Violin, Hradec Králové 1941

Karel Pilař is one of a small group of talented makers active in Prague and Czechoslovakia in the mid 20th century. This is a typical example of his Strad-inspired model in excellent condition – it’s an outstanding players’s violin with a powerful yet refined tone.
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Joseph Hel Violin, Lille 1889

Joseph Hel Violin, Lille 1889

This is a rare del Gesu copy by one of the most interesting of late 19th century French makers, Joseph Hel. It’s an unusually fine sounding example of this maker’s work in very good condition.
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Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow circa 1840

This is an exceptional bow by one of the greatest of the French makers, Etienne Pajeot. It plays beautifully and the condition is outstanding.

Mounts: nickel/ebony

Dimensions: length 74.5cm weight 58.8 grams

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Eugène Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1900

This is a unique early Sartory bow in superb condition – it’s a highly collectable bow but it also has a unique clarity of tone.

Mounts: silver/ebony

Dimensions: length 74.35cm, weight 61.5 grams

Certificate: Raffin-Le Canu-Bigot, Paris 2017 Eugene Sartory Violin Bow certificate

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A Fine Prague/Vienna Violin, circa 1800

This is an exceptional sounding insturment made around 1800 in the Prague/Vienna school. It’s one of the best sounding violins we have in stock, and worthy of a top level player.

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Nicolas Simon Violin Bow, Paris circa 1840

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.

James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1910

This is a lovely late James Tubbs, an unusually strong and responsive stick for this maker, and in top condition.

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Jean Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1830

Jean Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1830

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.
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WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, London circa 1970

This is a superb gold and tortoiseshell mounted Hill bow from the 1970s. The bow is branded WE Hill & Son, this brand being reserved for the best quality of sticks. However, we don’t need the brand to tell us what the quality of the bow is, since gold and tortoiseshell Hills are the pinnacle of their output.
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WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, London circa 1940

This a lovely Hill bow by Arthur Copley, silver mounted, and with its original whalebone lapping. Although it bears the WE Hill & Son stamp reserved for their best bows, it’s a bit tatty here and there, hence the bargain price. There are no significant condition issues, but the frog is chipped and has a repaired crack, the stick’s a bit nibbled here and there, and the silver face plate is slightly dented.
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Johann Scheverle Viola, Prague circa 1770

We have become completely besotted with the Prague makers – their instruments are of the highest level tonally, yet still so undervalued in the marketplace. Scheverle is a rare maker who is believed to have apprenticed with Hellmer – here we have a superb sounding viola of an excellent size.
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FN Voirin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

FN Voirin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Voirin is one of the big names, unrivalled for the beauty and exactness of his work. Here we have an unusually well preserved example of this great maker’s work – it’s also a terrific player with ideal weight and balance.
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