Fine cello bow by Louis Joseph Morizot "Père"
Louis Morizot cello bow head
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Louis Joseph Morizot "Père", fine cello bow

This French cello bow by Louis Joseph Morizot père was produced around 1930 during a highly dynamic phase in the history of the Morizot workshop, a period in which it was experiencing a formidable rise and was gaining ground vis-à-vis its major competitors, especially the widely respected Bazin family of bow makers. Louis Joseph Morizot was trained by Eugène Cuniot-Hury, refined his craft with

This French cello bow by Louis Joseph Morizot père was produced around 1930 during a highly dynamic phase in the history of the Morizot workshop, a period in which it was experiencing a formidable rise and was gaining ground vis-à-vis its major competitors, especially the widely respected Bazin family of bow makers. Louis Joseph Morizot was trained by Eugène Cuniot-Hury, refined his craft with Charles Nicolas Bazin and perfected his art as an employee of the great Eugène Nicolas Sartory; Morizot founded his own workshop a decade before this bow was created, and it was there that he also raised five sons to be his worthy peers – and around 1930 they were all at the zenith of their creative greatness. In this constellation, Morizot père and his sons attained heights of artistic excellence such as this silver-mounted cello bow, which is noteworthy not only because of its outstanding playing and acoustic properties: it is also a unique creation of inimitably fine aesthetics. Made of fine structured pernambuco wood with interesting grain, the sophisticated round stick features a head that was clearly crafted with a great love of detail. Thanks to its perfect weight distribution and its centrally positioned balance point that tends slightly towards the tip, this cello bow allows musicians to play with great nuance: its large and typically French sound is a true inspiration for professional musicians and soloists.