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Exquisite violin bows for sale: Corilon violins features German, English and French violin bows, including rare works by historic masters of the art of bow making

Corilon violin's online catalogue offers a hand-selected portfolio of antique German and French violin bows for sale representing several different high quality standards and periods, up to high-quality masterpieces of famous bow makers of the German, English and French tradition.

Mozart bow - lightweight, active violin bow, silver, Germany - frog

This lightweight violin bow is a fluid, softish player. The bow was made in the 1940' ...

Inventory No.: B784
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 56.8 g
Year: 1940 circa
Price: 750.00 €

1930's violin bow from Markneukirchen, warm, mellow tone - frog

This German Albert Schuster violin bow, a soft, fluid player, was made in the 1980's  ...

Inventory No.: B815
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 60.7 g
Year: 1930 circa
Price: 750.00 €

French violin bow, Mirecourt approx. 1950 - probably Laberte  - frog

A simple but excellent French violin bow. This recommendable French bow is the work o ...

Inventory No.: B004
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 63.0 g
Year: 1950 circa
Price: 850.00 €

Outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1910 - frog

This excellent German silver mlounted violin bow with outstanding playing properties  ...

Inventory No.: B583/2
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.8 g
Year: early 20th century
Price: 850.00 €

Powerful old violin bow, Markneukirchen c.1940 - frog

This powerful German violin bow is a very versatile bow; a strong, powerful player th ...

Inventory No.: B517
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: probably Hoyer workshop
Weight: 59.0 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 850.00 €

German lightweight violin bow, soft - warm, mellow tone - frog

This German lightweight violin bow that produces a warm, resonant sound was crafted i ...

Inventory No.: B583/1
Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.1 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 850.00 €

Markneukirchen violin bow with blank frog - head

This strong and skillfully made German violin bow was handmade around 1960 in Markneu ...

Inventory No.: B872
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58,9 g
Year: 1960 circa
Price: 890.00 €

Markneukirchen violin bow, lightweight - frog

This good quality silver mounted violin bow was made approx. 1950 in Markneukirchen,  ...

Inventory No.: B873
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.6 g
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 950.00 €

Modern German master violin bow. By Roderich Paesold - excellent - frog

This silver mounted German violin bow was handcrafted in the 1970's by Roderich Paeso ...

Inventory No.: B864
Provenance: Baiersdorf
Maker: Roderich Paesold
Weight: 60.0 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 1,200.00 €

Fine German violin bow after Tourte, 1920's - frog

This fine German violin bow was made approx. 1920 in an unknown master in Markneukirc ...

Inventory No.: B758
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.8 g
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 1,200.00 €

MARMA violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1910 - frog

The great French master Eugène Nicolas Sartory is among those craftsmen, who set stan ...

Inventory No.: B876
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: MARMA
Weight: 54.8 g
Year: approx. 1910
Price: 1,200.00 €

French violin bow, Mirecourt, JTL, approx. 1920   - frog

This affordable and much recommendable French violin bow was made approx. 1920 in Mir ...

Inventory No.: B899
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Probably J.T.L.
Weight: 58.3 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 1,200.00 €

French violin bow approx. 1920 - frog

This good French violin bow with a recommended warm, rounded sound was made in Mireco ...

Inventory No.: B807
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably Laberte
Weight: 58.0 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 1,400.00 €

Markneukirchen violin bow, Knopf, made c.1880 - frog

This fine quality German violin bow is strong and active, it was made in Markneukirch ...

Inventory No.: B795
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Knopf workshop
Weight: 55.0 g
Year: approx. 1880
Price: 1,500.00 €

Lothar Seifert, silver mounted German master made violin bow

This fine quality two-star German master violin bow by Lothar Seifert was handcrafted ...

Inventory No.: B772
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Lothar Seifert
Weight: 58.9 g
Year: 1980 circa
Price: 1,500.00 €

Fine silver mounted Markneukirchen violin bow, Hill model, 1940/1950 - frog

This fine German violin bow was crafted on a Hill model around 1940 / 1950 in Markneu ...

Inventory No.: B753
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 63.6 g
Year: 1940 / 1950
Price: 1,500.00 €

Fine German violin bow, Knopf. approx. 1880 - frog

This rare antique German violin bow was fashioned of the best quality 19th century ma ...

Inventory No.: B865
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Knopf workshop
Weight: 54.1 g
Year: approx. 1880
Price: 1,500.00 €

Old German violin bow, 1950's  - frog

This fine quality and very handy Markneukirchen violin bow is a fine quality piece th ...

Inventory No.: B881
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.8 g
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 1,600.00 €

K. Gerhard Penzel violin bow

The Penzels are a family of bow-makers with long tradition. Emil Max Penzel founded h ...

Inventory No.: B869
Provenance: Ostrach
Maker: Kurt Gerhard Penzel
Weight: 60.4 g
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 1,800.00 €

Violin bow, French violin bow, Ecole de Bazin- frog

This French violin bow stamped Poirson a Paris appears to be of the Bazin school and  ...

Inventory No.: B897
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.6 g
Year: approx. 1910
Price: 2,000.00 €

French violin bow, J.T.L. Sarasate maitre - frog

This recommendable French violin bow stamped "P. HEL A LILLE" was made for Pierre Hel ...

Inventory No.: B742
Provenance: France
Maker: J.T.L.
Weight: 60.7 g
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 2,000.00 €

C. A. Hoyer violin bow

Coming from the renowned and traditional Markneukirchen and master made by C. A. Hoye ...

Inventory No.: A116
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: C.A. Hoyer
Weight: 61.9 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 2,200.00 €

Albert Nurnberger (probl.) violin bow, around 1930 - frog

Well suited for professional musicians with demanding standards, this exceptional vio ...

Inventory No.: B826
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Nürnberger school
Weight: 59.5 cm
Year: 1930 circa
Price: 2,500.00 €

French violin bow by Charles Alfred Bazin

This powerful French violin bow merges the excellent artisanry of two great families  ...

Inventory No.: B915
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Charles Alfred Bazin
Weight: 55.9 g
Year: circa 1955
Price: 2,800.00 €

Master violin bow, Knopf, 19th century - frog

This fine violin bow is a disctinctive work of the Knopf family in Markneukirchen. Th ...

Inventory No.: B811
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Knopf family/circle
Weight: 56.5 g
Year: approx. 1890
Price: 3,000.00 €

Interesting English violin bow, stamped Dodd, 19th century - frog

This fine and interesting English violin bow faintly stamped "Dodd" on shaft was made ...

Inventory No.: B744
Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.5 g
Year: late 19th century
Price: 3,500.00 €

Violin bow by Albert Nürnberger - head

This artfully elaborated violin bow by Albert Nürnberger (1881 - 1972) and son was cr ...

Inventory No.: B769
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Carl Albert Nürnberger
Weight: 60.4 g
Year: 1960 circa
Price: 3,750.00 €

„Le violon, c'est l'archet!“ - The violin, that is the bow!

The violin bow is much more than just an indispensable accessory. Its essential contribution to the violin's sound is a well-known secret still underestimated by many players. Or, in the words of maestro Giovanni Battista Viotti: "Le violon, c'est l'archet." The history of the violin bow is the history of a violin's sound; it is the violin bow what first brings the voice of a violin to life, and the composition of the stick, frog, head and hair defines playing quality of a violin bow. Choosing an adequate violin bow that suits both the player and instrument can be a challenging task, and it calls for a broad spectrum of good violin bows for sale to select from. Corilon violins online selection of German and French violin bows for sale range from good quality antique students violin bows to rare premium products with investment properties made by historical masters, including John Dodd, W.E. Hill & Sons and Eugène Nicolas Sartory, Paris. Follow the links for special recommendations for and violas & viola bows. Search our website for violin bows of a special origin by typing e. g. "French violin bow", or "German violin bow" into the search box. Take a look at our guide to the use and proper care of a bow. We will be happy to send you recommendations upon request and suggest the best suitable bow to match your violin. German and French violin bows for sale at Corilon violins: with 30 days returns, trade guarantee and optional certificate, professionally worked over and approved by our qualified violin makers. Violin bows we have sold. At our violin making and restoration workshop, our qualified luthiers expertly and lovingly set up carefully chosen violins, fine violas, master violins. Each violin bow for sale is categorized by its playing properties and condition as it is brought to excellent condition and made ready to play.

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Probably Acoulon & Blondelet, old French violin, 1920's
  • Fine antique Mittenwald violin, approx. 1880
  • Interesting English violin no. 47 by Jeffery James Gilbert, 1886
  • SALE Fine Baroque violin in original condition - circa 1800
  • Powerful Markneukirchen violin, approx. 1940. Stradivarius model
  • SALE Violin by J.T.L., approx. 1900
  • Fine French soloist violin by Joseph Laurent Mast, 1823
  • SALE Modern Italian violin by Loris Lanini, 1927 (certificate by Machold)
  • SALE Fine Italian violin by Liuteria Luigi Mozzani, 1921, No. 47
  • SALE Master violin by Wenzl Fuchs, Erlangen
  • French violin bow by Charles Alfred Bazin (certificate by J.-F. Raffin)
  • Fine violin by Joseph Kantuscher. Mittenwald, 1973 op. 308
  • Interesting French cello bow by Nicolas Jacquot, c.1835 (certificate by J.-F. Raffin)
  • Paul Émile Miquel: fine French violin bow, c.1900 (certificate by J.-F. Raffin)
  • Excellent English viola by John Mather, 1992
  • SALE Antique violin. Made in Markneukirchen, modeled after Maggini
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, master violin model F6 (1997)
  • Attractive antique French 3/4 violin
  • 3/4 - old French 3/4 violin, probably Laberte
  • Fine old German viola bow. 1920's
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Fine Mittenwald violin by Max Hofmann, 1957
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPRoVED Georges Coné: Fine French violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937
  • Modern cello bow, A. R. Reichel. Silver mounted
  • Old Markneukirchen violin with a warm sound, 1930's