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French violin bow by Louis Morizot Frères, Mirecourt - frog
French violin bow by Louis Morizot Frères, Mirecourt - frog
Archet de violon francais de Louis Morizot Frères, Mirecourt - tete
Archet de violon francais de Louis Morizot Frères, Mirecourt - tete
Inventory No.: B797
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Louis Morizot Frères
Weight: 60.1 g
Year: mid 20th century

Excellent French violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.F. Raffin)

Louis Morizot established his atelier at Mirecourt in the year 1925. Assisted by his sons, the Morizot Frères manufactured magnificent artist bows. For their efforts they obtained the highest award at the "Exposition Artisanale Paris" in 1929. Violin bows by the Morizot family are still admired and sought after by conoisseurs and amateurs. This excellent round French violin bow by Morizot freres and is made of orange-brown pernambuco wood, the stick features an excellent combination of tension, stiffness and activity. The ebony frog is silver mounted with a Parisian eye, the French bow and adjuster are probably a later addition. The bow measures 74.6 cm including the adjuster and the balance-point is at 25.2 cm, the felt balance-point is quite centered. This outstanding French violin bow feels excellent in the hand, is easy and active to play. It produces a warm, bright, large, clear and shining sound. The price includes a certificate of authenticity by Jean-François Raffin, Paris.

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