This nickel-mounted violin bow by Claude Auguste Thomassin, 55g. The stick has been bound behind the head
Claude Auguste Thomassin (1865-1942) was born in Mirecourt and served his apprenticeship there with C. N. Bazin.
He then left for Paris where he worked for some fifteen years for ither makers before setting up on his own in 1901.
His output was prolific and his bows remain very highly regarded
Stick: pernambuco (Paubrasilia echinata)
Mounts: nickel silver, ebony (Diospyros spp)
Pearl: pink/green abalone (Haliotis spp)
Thumb band: kangaroo leather (Macropus giganteus)
Lapping: silver tinsel
Face: cow bone (Bos indicus)