Louis Bazin viola bow, Mirecort circa 1925

Louis Bazin Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

We have become quite keen on the bows of Louis Bazin, and it’s a pleasure to have one of his viola bows. And of course it’s a great player, all original, and in better than average condition.
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EF Ouchard Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

EF Ouchard Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

Emile F Ouchard is a highly underestimated maker, – here we have a great viola bow with the playing qualities so typical of this make – a strong yet very articulate stick, and a broad but focused sound. This is a well used bow with a slight dent behind the head on the audience side, otherwise in excellent condition.
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Francois Peccatte Workshop Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1845

Francois Peccatte Workshop Viola Bow, Mirecourt circa 1845

François Peccatte was the younger brother of Dominique, and their work shares many points of style. The exact working relationship isn’t documented, but François was 11 years younger, and it’s assumed that he apprenticed with Dominique in Paris.
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Louis Gillet Viola Bow, Nancy circa 1940

Louis Gillet Viola Bow, Nancy circa 1940

Louis Gillet is best known for his collaboration with Eugène Sartory,. Here we have a very fine Sartory inspired viola bow in excellent condition, and with playing qualities very similar to a good Sartory.
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Joseph Henry Viola Bow, Paris circa 1870

Joseph Henry Viola Bow, Paris circa 1870

This is a very nicely preserved viola bow by Joseph Henry, perhaps the most reliable maker of the Peccatte school. It’s a phenomenal sounding bow with a big velvety tone.
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Dominique Peccatte Viola Bow, Paris circa 1850

Dominique Peccatte Viola Bow, Paris circa 1850

This is an exceptional Dominique Peccatte viola bow in near mint condition – no wear whatsoever, all the silver is original, as is the ivory face. A very handsome example for a collector or a soloist.
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