Silver-mounted French viola bow by François Lotte, 69g

François Lotte (1889-1970) is one of the most famous of the Mirecourt bow makers, whose work was prolific and well-respected. He worked in the Bazin workshop and then for Cuniot Hury. He set up his own workshop in 1926 and was later assisted by his son Roger François

 

This silver-mounted viola bow by François Lotte is in very good condition and retains its original parts

Materials:

 

Stick: pernambuco (Paubrasilia echinata)

Mounts: silver, ebony (Diospyros spp)

Pearl: 

Thumb band: kangaroo leather (Macropus giganteus)

Lapping: silver

Face: bone (Bos indicus)