Claude Thomassin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Claude Thomassin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Claude Thomassin is a maker whose star is continuing to rise, and here we have an exceptional gold-mounted bow, made for Léon Bernardel around 1910. It’s a very sophisticated and elegant bow with a brilliant sound.
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FN Voirin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1885

FN Voirin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1885

This is a very fine silver-mounted FN Voirin in mint condition – it’s an exceptional player, elegant and refined in conception but with a strong stick and a brilliant tone.
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Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1910

Eugène Sartory commands a unique level of respect amongst musicians. Here we have a fine example from what is arguably his best period, in excellent condition and with a big rounded sound.
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Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1895

Eugene Sartory Violin Bow, Paris circa 1895

This is a fine and very early Sartory bow in excellent condition from the collection of the renowned Slovenian violinist and pedagogue Igor Ozim. Sartory prices continue to rise at an alarming rate, and well-preserved early examples such as this fetch a premium.
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Dominique Henry Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1835

Dominique Henry Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1835

Dominique Henry is one of several early 19th century makers who have been slightly overlooked by history. Here is a superb example of his work in outstanding condition – a great bow for a soloist, powerful and brilliant.
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Nicolas Simon Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1860

Nicolas Simon Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1860

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. This example is a great player’s bow in very good condition.
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Nicolas Maline violin bow, Mirecourt circa 1850

Nicolas Maline Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1850

This is a beautifully preserved bow from the hand of Nicolas Maline, one of the better makers from the golden period of French making. It’s a strong but supple stick which draws a majestic tone.
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Étienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1825

Étienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1825

Étienne Pajeot is one of the most important figures in the history of bow-making. This example is a top class player’s bow in very fine condition The original frog is an experimental open ebony frog – we are offering the bow with an additional and more workable copy frog made by Yannick Le Canu.
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