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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Nicolas Maline Viola Bow, Paris circa 1865

Nicolas Maline Viola Bow, Paris circa 1865

This is a fine viola bow by Nicolas Maline, made around 1865 and in perfect condition. It’s a unique swan head model with Vuillaume mounts – the stick is amourette, mounts are nickel and ebony.
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Jules Fétique Viola Bow, Paris circa 1918

Jules Fétique Viola Bow, Paris circa 1918

This is a rare and exceptional Jules Fétique viola bow in as new condition, complete with original tinsel lapping and ivory face. Not just a unique collector’s item but also a strong stick with great playing qualities.
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Sourcing of other top level bows

If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, do get in touch. We have access to a couple of unique collections and can source top examples in all price ranges, up to and including FX Tourte.