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Prosper Colas Cello bow
Prosper Colas Cello bow
Prosper Colas Cello bow
Prosper Colas cello bow tip
Prosper Colas cello bow tip
Inventory No.: B811
Provenance: Paris
Maker: Prosper Colas
Length of back: 67,2 g
Year: ca. 1890

Fine French cello bow, lightweight, Prosper Colas (certificate J.-F. Raffin)

The exquisite artisanry and outstanding musical characteristics of this Prosper Colas cello bow reflect the most productive and successful phase in the oeuvre of this great French master, who crafted this light but powerful cello bow twenty years after his arrival in Paris. At the same time, they also echo the dominant influence of J. B. Vuillaume, who brought Prosper Colas to Paris in 1871, probably from his home in the département Meurthe-et-Moselle. Like other great masters from this period of French violin and bow making, Prosper Colas found not only work and inspiration in J. B. Vuillaumes famous workshop; he also successfully established his own career there, the apex of which saw him operating a solidly run business with several employees of his own. With this bow, Prosper Colas faithfully followed in Vuillaume's footsteps and enhanced the excellent natural characteristics of the round-planed stick with great sensitivity and masterful craftsman virtuosity. Prosper Colas translated its elasticity and strength into a perfectly balanced bow weighing only 67.2 g and featuring extremely pleasant, comfortable and nuanced playing properties as well as a clear, powerful sound of unmistakable French provenance. A certificate issued by leading expert in French bow making J. F. Raffin confirms the authenticity of this bow which bears Prosper Colas' original mark. It is in perfect undamaged condition and ideal for sophisticated virtuoso interpretations.

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