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Silver-mounted French violin bow by Joseph Arthur Vigneron, 60g, repaired behind the head

Joseph Arthur Vigneron (1851-1905) was one of the most prolific French bow makers, and his work is highly admired. His bows have a bold elegance, often made with a speed and confidence that earned him notoriety among his peers.

He was born in Mirecourt where he received his training, but by 1888 had moved to Paris. He worked in collaboration with his son André for the last few years of his life.



Stick: pernambuco (Paubrasilia echinata)

Mounts: silver, ebony (Diospyros spp)

Pearl: Pink/green abalone (Haliotis spp)

Thumb band: goat leather (Capra hircus)

Lapping: silver

Face: bone (Bos indicus)

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