Fine Violin Bows £5K to £10K

Our current selection of fine violin bows for sale in this price range, chosen for playability, tone and condition.

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Carl Albert Nürnberger Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1920

£5,000

 Carl Albert Nürnberger Violin Bow
Carl Albert Nürnberger was one of the third generation of bowmakers from this important German family. His work is very accomplished and quite distinctive, particularly the bold Parisian eyes and the use of plain mother of pearl. More details


WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, London 1959

£5,000

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow
This is a superb Hill bow in mint condition, date stamped under the frog. It’s an excellent player with a strong yet lively stick. More details


HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1890

£5,750

HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow
This is a fine early Pfretzschner in very good condition – a beautiful piece of bow-making and a phenomenal player. More details


Carl Albert Nürnberger Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1920

£5,750

Carl Albert Nürnberger Violin Bow
Another lovely Tourte-model Carl Albert Nürnberger, this one from the 1920s but already exhibiting all the typical features. Lighter than many but still a firm stick with a full sound. More details


WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, London 1939

£5,750

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow
This is a beautifully preserved Hill bow from 1939 with outstanding tone and playability. More details


Louis Morizot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1935

£6,000 On trial

Louis Morizot Violin Bow
Louis Morizot is a rather under-rated maker whose work can be quite outstanding. This bow is a great example in unusually fine condition. More details


Carl Albert Nürnberger Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1930

£6,000

Carl Albert Nürnberger Violin Bow
This is a classic 1930s Nürnberger bow in mint condition, and a very solid player drawing a big tone More details


Louis Morizot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

£6,500

Louis Morizot Violin Bow
Louis Morizot is best known for his collaboration with Sartory. He made bows of all qualities, both uder his own name and for the trade, and his best creations are of the highest quality. More details


Emile F. Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

£7,000

Emile F. Ouchard Violin Bow
Emile Ouchard is one of the more undervalued of French makers, largely because he worked in Mirecourt rather than Paris. Here we have a very nice and typical example in excellent condition. More details


Louis Morizot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925

£7,000

Louis Morizot Violin Bow
Louis Morizot’s main claim to fame is his association with Sartory, yet he’s a great maker in his own right. Under his sons, the family name became rather associated with mass production and clunky student bows, but at the time this bow was made, a Morizot was a thing of great refinement and beauty. More details


Tino Lucke Violin Bow, Berlin 2006

£7,000

Tino Lucke Violin Bow
Tino Lucke is a highly respected modern maker whose bows are in great demand amongst players. Here we have a beautiful example of his work in mint condition. More details


HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1885

£7,500

HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow
This is a rare early Pfretzschner with some unusual features, made as a copy of an earlier French bow. A great bow for classical repertoire, with a beautiful and luminous tone. More details


Wilhelm Knopf Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1890

£8,000

Wilhelm Knopf Violin Bow
This is a classic Knopf bow made for the firm of Ludwig Bausch in Leipzig. Many great bows were produced by this shop, either by the Bausch family themselves or by various members of the Knopf family. Johann Wilhelm Knopf (1835-1912) made bows under his own stamp, and from a study of these we are able to establish that he was responsible for this bow. More details


Hermann Prell Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1910

£8,000

Hermann Prell Violin Bow
Hermann Prell was a superb Markneukirchen maker who apprenticed with Nürnberger and then famously worked as a journeyman for Sartory. Here we have a beautiful gold-mounted bow of his in excellent condition. More details


Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

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Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930
This is one of two superb bows we have by this fine French maker. Ouchard apprenticed to Eugène Cuniot, and ended up running the firm of Cuniot-Hury after Cuniot’s death in 1910. From 1923 onwards, Ouchard worked under his own name along with his son Emile Auguste. More details


Nürnberger Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1930

£8,500

Nurnberger Violin Bow
This is an unusually fine gold and ebony mounted bow from the Nürnberger shop, probably the work of Philipp Paul Nürnberger. It’s a beautiful example of the higher-end production of this workshop. More details


WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, London 1939

£9,000

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow
WE Hill & Son bows come in many grades and levels of quality, but this bow must be one of the the best examples. A great player’s bow too, and in unusually fine condition. More details


Violin Bows for sale under £5k

Great sticks for players on a budget

Violin Bows £5-10k

19th & 20th century bows for advanced students

Violin Bows £10-20k

Professional level bows by highly respected makers

Violin Bows over £20k

Fine bows for soloists and collectors

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