EF&EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

EF&EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

Here is another “collaboration” bow, made in the workshop of EF Ouchard but showing the hand of his son EA Ouchard. Made for Lucien Schmidt of Grenoble, this is a very high quality stick with an excellent playing character. Very good condition too.

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Auguste Lenoble Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Auguste Lenoble Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

This is a rare example of the work of Auguste Lenoble, one of the most undervalued of 19th century French makers. It’s in near-mint condition with original lapping, though with a later button.
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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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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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Hammig Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1890

W. H. Hammig Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1890

This very fine gold-mounted bow was made for Wilhem Hammig of Leipzig, most likely by Franz Albert Nürnberger between 1890 and 1900. It’s a very elegant bow made with the finest pernambuco – the condition is excellent and it plays beautifully.
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James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1870

James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1865

This is a fine early example of the work of James Tubbs. The model is the one he used while making bows for WE Hill. The head is more refined than in his later work, the frog with a wide throat and delicate pearl eye, and a very characteristic “goldfish” mother of pearl throughout.
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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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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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