French viola bow, Laberte, circa 1940

This French viola bow is a very well-balanced, high-quality piece of work from the renowned house of Marc Laberte. This classification is supported not least by the perfectly successful, typical thickness distribution of the firm, round stick made of first-class pernambuco, as produced by Marc Laberte in the excellently organized family workshop. In the 1930s, the Laberte family workshop was...

This French viola bow is a very well-balanced, high-quality piece of work from the renowned house of Marc Laberte. This classification is supported not least by the perfectly successful, typical thickness distribution of the firm, round stick made of first-class pernambuco, as produced by Marc Laberte in the excellently organized family workshop. In the 1930s, the Laberte family workshop was at the peak of its craftsmanship and business development and, as a family of outstanding craftsmen, produced top achievements in modern French bow making, to which the nickel-silver mounted viola bow offered here fits perfectly; and even if the final proof of its origin is missing, the carefully crafted frog with a Parisian eye and the little leg articulate the style and the loving, detailed working methods of the Laberte workshop. The musical properties of this excellently controllable bow also meet high standards, with a centered balance point that tends slightly towards the tip, allowing for fluid playing with a large, bright and at the same time pleasantly warm tone. Free shipping including 30-day return policy, trade-in guarantee and optional certificate of appraisal.

€ 1,290.00
approx. $ 1,406.10
Inventory no.
B1212
Maker
Marc Laberte
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
circa 1940
Tone
warm, clear, large, French, precise
Weight
64,9 g
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French viola bow, Laberte, circa 1940
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