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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WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, London 1959


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

Louis Piernot Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925


Louis Piernot Violin Bow
This is an unusually good Piernot bow made for Chanot-Chardon and carrying their brand. It’s in exceptional condition and it plays beautifully. More details

Louis Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1950


Louis Bazin Violin Bow
Bazin is one of the best known names in French bow-making. Like Morizot, the work of the earlier members of the family has been slightly devalued by the later workshop production, but Louis Bazin is a superb maker who is finally getting the recognition he deserves. More details

Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1970

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Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow
This is a very fine Peccatte model violin bow by one of the most popular mid-20th century French makers. The stick is of round section orange pernambuco, the frog mounted in a semi-trench in the style of EA Ouchard. An exceptional bow in great condition. More details

Louis Morizot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1935


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

HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1960


HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow
An exceptional gold mounted HR Pfretzschner violin bow in near perfect condition – and a big sound. More details

Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925


Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow
We always try to keep a few bows by Ouchard Père in stock. His work is very dependable and quite undervalued. More details

WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, London circa 1930


WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow
This is a very fine Hill bow from between the wars, made by William R Retford as indicated by the two dots on the face plate. Quite a light bow but a very solid player. More details

Louis Morizot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925


We have a number of bows by Louis Morizot, and I rate him very highly as a maker. Although the family name has come to be associated with more mass-produced bows, the father’s work is first rate. More details

Louis Morizot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1925


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

Bernard Ouchard Violin Bow, Geneva circa 1960

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Bernard Ouchard Violin Bow
You can recognize a Bernard Ouchard bow from a mile away – highly distinctive styling, beautiful workmanship, and always a touch of bling. Aside from being a very pretty object, this bow is an outstanding player which ticks all the boxes, and does great credit to its maker and to the illustrious Ouchard name. More details

Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930


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

Wilhelm Knopf Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1890


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

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, London circa 1910


WE Hill & Son Violin Bow
This is a superb tortoiseshell mounted Hill bow from the early 20th century in exceptional condition, and one of the best players we have come across. More details

WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, London circa 1935


WE Hill and Sons Violin Bow
Hill bows are loved the world over for their reliability and exquisite workmanship. Here we have a rare gold mounted Pajeot model bow, probably the work of Sydney Yeoman. More details

Nürnberger Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1930


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

Violin Bows for sale under £5k

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Violin Bows £5-10k

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Violin Bows £10-20k

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Violin Bows over £20k

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