WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, William Johnston circa 1935

WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, William Johnston circa 1935

Yet one more excellent Hill bow, this time a fine early gold and tortoiseshell example with a stick by WIlliam Johnston, the frog bearing marks for Bultitude. Some wear to the stick but generally in very fine condition, and a lovely golden tone.
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EF&EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

EF&EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

This is a very fine bow from the EF Ouchard workshop, showing the hand of his supremely talented son EA Ouchard, and branded “Villaume Freres” (a dealership in Nancy). A very strong yet nimble stick, and in great condition barring a few minor scratches.
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WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, William Johnston circa 1900

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, William Johnston circa 1900

Everyone is familiar with the quality of Hill bows – here we have a very early silver and ivory example from around 1900 bearing the maker’s mark of William Johnston (first mark with vertical nicks). The sound is first class and the condition is unusually good.
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Auguste Barbé Violin Bow, Paris circa 1890

Auguste Barbé Violin Bow, Paris circa 1890

Auguste Barbé worked exclusively for Gand & Bernardel and for this reason is not nearly as well known as he should be. However, his bows are subtle and almost indistinguishable from those of his close colleague FN Voirin. Here we have a lightweight example in top condition.
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Alfred Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1915

Alfred Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1915

This is an exceptional bow by Alf Tubbs, dedicated to the 1900 the winner of the Stainer Prize, Dora Robins. Slightly short and light, what was described at the time as a “ladies’ bow”, nonetheless a terrific player and a uniquely collectable Tubbs.
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ames Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1885

James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1885

We are serious fans of James Tubbs, and we sell more bows by him than by any other maker. This is a very typical example of his middle period work, with the rounded ferrule, long adjuster and silver face that are his hallmarks.
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Louis Gillet Violin Bow, Paris circa 1935

Louis Gillet Violin Bow, Paris circa 1935

Louis Gillet is best known as the maker of many late Sartory bows, but he was a formidable maker in his own right. This is an unusually attactive example – a very well balanced stick in top condition.
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Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin was one of the extraordinary team of makers assembled by JB Vuillaume, and his bows very often follow the Vuillaume model. This is a more personal creation with a distinctive head – very unusually it bears an authentic Dominique Peccatte brand. The bow is in near perfect condition.
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Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1870

Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1870

This is a very nice Vuillaume model bow made by JJ Martin around 1885. Branded “J. Guarini”, it’s a very fine example of this maker’s work – it has a powerful stick with a big bright sound.
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Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

Jean Jacques Millant is perhaps the most innovative and brilliant of 20th century French makers. This futuristic bow represents a high point in his craft – it’s a remarkable player and the condition is as new.
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Nicolas Maline Violin Bow, Paris circa 1865

Nicolas Maline Violin Bow, Paris circa 1865

Nicolas Maline is an important figure from the Golden period of French bow-making. Although he worked for Vuillaume, he appears to have spent his entire working life in Mirecourt – his work is unique and distinctive, and of the highest quality.
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EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

EA Ouchard is probably the greatest of 20th century French makers, and this is a lovely example in silver. Made for Georges Coné in Lyon, it’s in excellent condition and a spectacular player as you’d expect from this maker.
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