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.


Roger François Lotte, fine French violin bow - frog
Roger François Lotte, fine French violin bow - frog
Roger François Lotte, fine French violin bow - frog
Roger François Lotte, fine French violin bow - head
Roger François Lotte, fine French violin bow - head
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Roger François Lotte
Weight: 59.5 g
Year: approx. 1970
Archive

Roger François Lotte, fine French violin bow (certificate J.F. Raffin)

This highyl recommendable French violin bow by Roger Lotte features robust strength as well as finely nuanced playing properties, thanks to the masterfully crafted stick with perfectly balanced weight and high tension and elasticity. The son of the highly regarded Mirecourt bow maker François Lotte made this bow around 1970, and it is one of the earlier works of a talented master after the transfer of François Lottes atelier to his son Roger. François Lotte already had close family ties to the elite figures in the community of contemporary French luthiers and archetiers, since he was the brother-in-law of the great Émile Auguste Ouchard and the son of the former Vuillaume employee Georges Lotte. He himself probably completed his training under Bazin, in whose atelier he worked until moving on to Cuniot-Hury; later, as an independent master, François Lotte also completed commissions for Roger and Max Millant as well as Marcel Vatelot. This fine bow, which has been kept in mint condition, is an excellent example of the consistently high standard at which the Lottes worked. Roger Lotte used reddish-brown pernambuco to fashion a powerful round stick and gave it a good weight of 59.5 g; thanks to a balance point that feels central at its position of 27.0 cm of the total length of 74.1 cm, it creates the best conditions for professional performance. The top-tier fittings, a silver-mounted ebony frog and a three-part adjuster, complement the classically restrained French style. It has now been thoroughly set up at our atelier for restoration, and we warmly recommend its persuasive and typically French sound: crisp, powerful and well-balanced.

violinviolin certificate

Order a certificate of appraisal with this violin bow, the certificate option is available in the shopping cart.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • French violin by Ch.J.B. Collin-Mézin, 1950
  • Antique Mittenwald 3/4 violin. Mature, clear sound
  • Jean-Joseph Martin: Fine French violin bow, c.1880 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Antique Mittenwald violin, made in the 1920's
  • Antique French 3/4 violin with a strong tone - J.T.L.
  • Dark, warm, brilliant sound: Antique Markneukirchen violin after Stradivari, c.1910
  • Lightweight German violin bow. Knopf workshop, approx. 1890
  • Modern German master violin bow. By Roderich Paesold - excellent
  • Italian soloist violin. Luigi Mozzani, Rovereto 1930 (Franke certifikate)
  • Northern German master violin full of character, Franz Reber
  • French J. P. Gerard viola bow, 1980's
  • French J.T.L. violin, c.1920  "J. Kochly"
  • Older Mittenwald violin, 1960's
  • Antique French Breton violin. Mirecourt, approx. 1930
  • Excellent French violin. Collin-Mézin (fils), 1927, "Le Victorieux", No. 412
  • SALE Modern Italian violin, probably Mario Gadda, Mantova
  • SALE Eugène Nicolas Sartory: Fine French violin bow by E. Sartory Paris (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • René Morizot: Interesting French viola, 1932
  • Italian violin, Raffaele Calace e figlio 1929
  • Modern master violin, copy of Gaetano Chiocchi
  • SALE Old Czech violin full of character, made in the Italian style, c.1910
  • Markneukirchen master violin by Werner Voigt, Guarnerius model
  • Fine cello bow, Joseph Alfred Lamy père, Paris, c.1895 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Wolfgang Löffler's "e-Strings", Professional electric violin (silent violin)