This nickel-mounted French violin bow was probably made by Claude Thomassin. It is in very good condition and weighs 59g

This bow retains its original ivory face, and has been registered exempt from restrictions under the Ivory Act 2018

Materials:

 

Stick: pernambuco (Paubrasilia echinata)

Mounts: silver, ebony (Diospyros spp)

Pearl: pink/green abalone (Haliotis spp)

Thumb band: kangaroo leather (Macropus giganteus)

Lapping: silver tinsel

Face: ivory (Elephantidae spp) original face, fitted pre1975. Registered as exempt under the Ivory Act 2018