Nickel-mounted French violin bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin, Mirecourt, c.1890, 59g

Charles Nicolas Bazin took over the workshop from his father François Xavier in 1865. He was popular among his contemporaries and earned recognition as one of the most distinguished makers of his time. His workshop employed a considerable number of workers and his work was prolific

This bow is in good condition with original parts and is stamped BAZIN to the handle and to the frog

Materials:

 

Stick: pernambuco (Paubrasilia echinata)

Mounts: silver and ebony (Diospyros spp)

Pearl: pink/green abalone (Haliotis spp)

Thumb band: kangaroo leather (Macropus giganteus)

Lapping: silver

Face: bone (Bos indicus)