Victor François Fétique (1872-1933) was one of the greatest makers of the classical French tradition. He trained with C. Husson, S. F. Maline and C. N. Bazin, then worked for Caressa and Français with fellow bow maker C Thomassin. He worked independently from 1913. He was awarded the title 'Greatest Archetier in France' at the Paris Exhibition of 1927.
This nickel-mounted double bass bow by Victor Fétique has an old repair to the handle, and wear to the adjuster. The stamp on the handle is barely readable, but has a second stamp under the lapping. It is a very short and light bow, weighing 120g
Stick: pernambuco (Paubrasilia echinata)
Mounts: nickel silver, ebony (Diospyros spp)
Pearl: pink/green abalone (Haliotis spp)
Thumb band: kangaroo leather (Macropus giganteus)
Face: mammoth ivory (Mammuthus primigenius)