French violin bow, Joseph Alfred Lamy, approx. 1890 (certificate by J.F. Raffin)

This fine French violin bow, a masterpiece crafted by the famous French master Joseph Alfred Lamy "Père", features exceptionally well distributed weight and diameter. It was built around 1890, in the early years of Lamy's work at his own atelier that he successfully took over after the death of his teacher, the great François Nicolas Voirin. This fine piece by Joseph Alfred Lamy with its round, strong stick made of dark pernambuco is an example of A. Lamy's classic bow model and still bears his original brand. The bow is...

This fine French violin bow, a masterpiece crafted by the famous French master Joseph Alfred Lamy "Père", features exceptionally well distributed weight and diameter. It was built around 1890, in the early years of Lamy's work at his own atelier that he successfully took over after the death of his teacher, the great François Nicolas Voirin. This fine piece by Joseph Alfred Lamy with its round, strong stick made of dark pernambuco is an example of A. Lamy's classic bow model and still bears his original brand. The bow is flawless with no weak spots and has a perceptibly centred balance point. The head and frog also reflect exquisite craftsmanship and have a Parisian eye and capsule adjuster. Traces of use on the stick bear witness to the fact that previous musicians truly appreciated the bow's sophisticated, large sound and its musical qualities. The violin bow was worked over by our luthiers and is offered ready to play, with a certificate of authenticity that was issued by Jean-François Raffin, Paris.

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Inventory no.
A16
Maker
Joseph Alfred Lamy Père
Provenance
Paris
Year
1890 circa
Tone
strong, precise
Weight
61.4 g
Fine violin bow by A. Lamy a Paris
Violin bow tip by A. Lamy a Paris
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