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Antique French violin bow - approx. 1910

This antique French violin bow of affordable quality with a recommended warm, rounded sound was made in Mirecourt around 1910, most likely in the Laberte workshops. It is a typical example of French Mirecourt bow making during the period of its greatest successes. The round stick is of medium to soft strength and features high elasticity and fluid playing...

This antique French violin bow of affordable quality with a recommended warm, rounded sound was made in Mirecourt around 1910, most likely in the Laberte workshops. It is a typical example of French Mirecourt bow making during the period of its greatest successes. The round stick is of medium to soft strength and features high elasticity and fluid playing characteristic. The total weight of the violin bow is 54.8 g, and its perceived balance point is well centered, measured at 27.7 cm of the total length of 74.8 cm. This French bow is ready to play and embodies all of the good playing attributes that violin bows from France are famous for. With its Pearl eye and the yellow-orange mother-of-pearl slide, the nickel fittings of the violin bow are both straightforward and elegant in equal measure. Its bright, warm, rounded, nuanced tone is amongst the characteristics that confirm it is a piece made by an experienced hand. 

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Old French violin bow made around 1940, probably by Laberte in Mirecourt
French violin bow - around 1940, probably Laberte (head)
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