François Pecatte (atelier), French violin bow from around 1850 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)

François Peccatte violin bow Professional musicians seeking a perfectly controllable, powerful bow with a radiant sound – a collector's item and a solid investment.

François Peccatte (1821–1855) created an impressive life's work, which was denied the appropriate fame due to his early death. The fact that no less a person than Eugène Ysaÿe included a work by...

François Peccatte violin bow Professional musicians seeking a perfectly controllable, powerful bow with a radiant sound – a collector's item and a solid investment.

François Peccatte (1821–1855) created an impressive life's work, which was denied the appropriate fame due to his early death. The fact that no less a person than Eugène Ysaÿe included a work by Peccatte in his collection of first-class French violin bows documents the esteem in which he has always been held by top musicians. The violin bow from Peccatte's workshop offered here, which was made during his most successful period around 1850, is proof of how justified this is.

François Peccatte, the younger brother of the great Dominique Peccatte, was overshadowed by his brother throughout his short life, although he was a master of equal caliber. This is evidenced not least by the deep and extensive collaboration that the two maintained in Mirecourt from 1847 onwards – without founding a joint workshop, so that the name François existed alongside Dominique and gave rise to high expectations. The violin bow offered here, made around 1850, shows the excellent quality of François Peccatte's workshop at that time. The strong, round stick made of light brown amourette has very good elasticity and fits perfectly in the hand. With its center of gravity in the upper half, this typically French violin bow – including the button – is 73.9 cm long and allows for a virtuoso, controlled performance with precise response and a bright, radiant sound. The head, the nickel-silver mounted ebony frog with mother-of-pearl eye and the button are all in the unmistakable Peccatte style, influenced by Dominique. Undamaged and ready to play immediately after a thorough overhaul in our workshop, we recommend this François Peccatte bow to demanding professional musicians who are looking for an excellent playing bow as well as a true collector's item and a solid investment.

  • François Peccatte (Atelier) – French violin bow, around 1850
  • First-class playing bow, collector's item and investment
  • High-quality Amourette wood
  • Original nickel-silver mountings and Peccatte frog
  • Certificate from J.-F. Raffin

We deliver free of charge, with a 30-day right of return and including the Corilon trade-in guarantee. A certificate from the renowned expert Jean-François Raffin is included, and a new certificate of value can be ordered optionally.

€ 12,900.00
approx. £ 10,965.00
Inventory no.
B1235
Maker
Francois Pecatte
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
c.1850
Tone
bright, sophisticated, colorful
Weight
66,8 g
Francois Pecatte
François Pecatte (atelier), French violin bow from around 1850 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
François Pecatte (atelier), French violin bow from around 1850 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
François Pecatte (atelier), French violin bow from around 1850 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
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