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Nickel-mounted violin bow by Claude Thomassin, made c.1905.

 

This bow is in very good condition with all its original parts and weighs 59g

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

Materials:

 

Stick: pernambuco (Paubrasilia echinata)

Mounts: silver, ebony (Diospyros spp)

Pearl: ormer (Haliotis tuberculata)

Thumb band: kangaroo leather (Macropus giganteus)

Lapping: silver tinsel and silk

Face: bone (Bos indicus)

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