Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


Charles Nicolas Bazin, French violin bow
Charles Nicolas Bazin, French violin bow
Charles Nicolas Bazin, French violin bow
Bazin, French violin bow
Bazin, French violin bow
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably Charles Nicolas Bazin
Weight: 60.1 g
Year: late 19th century
Tone: Large, warm, clear
Archive

Fine French violin bow, Voirin model, probably by Charles Nicolas Bazin

This fine, late 19th century French violin bow, which was probably made by Charles Nicolas Bazin, is powerful and elegant, a testimony to the high standards of his bow-making atelier in Mirecourt. In the last decades of the 19th century, an extremely successful era of his life, Charles Nicolas Bazin was able to find new ways to express the light and dynamic principle that makes the bows of his grand teaching master Voirin bows distinctive. This fine violin bow after Voirin is an excellent example of his approach. It is a prime example of the fact that quality is not solely a matter of perfect craftsmanship and a self-confident awareness of style, as can be seen in the way the head of the bow is crafted. Instead, the exceptionally delicate reddish-brown pernambuco used for the stick has outstanding properties which play an important part as well, since they are what give this violin bow its excellent resilience and elasticity. And this choice of wood is no coincidence: the Bazins enjoyed great successes both in creating their own bows and in supplying materials and accessories for making bows, and their atelier certainly benefited from access to these resources. The bow’s fittings reflect its high value: it has a silver-mounted ebony frog on a Vuillaume underslide, a mother-of-pearl eye and a silver-ebony button. At 74.1 cm and 60.1 g, this violin bow creates a sound which is large and full of volume, supported by a balance point measured at 26.2 cm towards the frog. We recommend this fine French violin bow because of its warm character which is also rich in its great clarity. The undamaged bow is now ready to play after having been carefully set up by the specialists in our workshop.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Auguste Sébastien Philippe Bernardel (Bernardel Père): Fine violin No. 8, 1827 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler, Hamma & Co. Stuttgart)
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Italian violin, Raffaele Calace e figlio 1929 - violinist's recommendation!
  • Rare English violin by John Crowther, Holburn, London, 1788
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Georges Coné: Fine French violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937 - violinist's recommendation!
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Franco Albanelli workshop, 1997
  • Fine Hungarian Violin op. 13 by Alajos Werner, Budapest, 1910
  • 1930's French violin "Lutherie Artistique", Laberte
  • German 3/4 violin by Louis Dölling, Jr., Markneukirchen 1934
  • Modern violin of quality, handmade 1980/1990
  • Fine soloist violin by Nicolò Gagliano, 1762 (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Good French viola bow, probably Morizot workshop
  • Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Josef Rieger, 1927: Old Mittenwald violin
  • Interesting old Master violin, approx. 1900 - violinist's recommendation!
  • Contemporary English violin, Elspeth Noble 1991 - Guarnerius model, Violinist's recommendation!
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • 3/4 - Neuner & Hornsteiner, 3/4 violin from Mittenwald
  • Recommendable German violin from Markneukirchen
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Mario Gadda violin modeled after Stefano Scarampella
  • K. Gerhard Penzel violin bow, silver, approx. 1960
  • SALE Contemporary Italian violin, Francesco Frassani, Cremona 2006 (certificate Frassani)
  • Modern Italian violin, probably Mario Gadda, Mantova
  • Cristiano Ferrazzi, Verona: Italian violin op. 120
  • Excellent 1960's Markneukirchen violin bow