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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)

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