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This silver-mounted French viola bow by Roger-François Lotte was made c.1970. It is unbranded and weighs 69.5g. It comes with a certificate from the Cabinet d'Archetiers Experts

François Lotte (1889-1970) is one of the most famous of the Mirecourt bow makers, whose work was prolific and well-respected. He worked in the Bazin workshop and then for Cuniot Hury. He set up his own workshop in 1926 and was later assisted by his son Roger François


This silver-mounted viola bow by François Lotte is in very good condition and retains its original parts



Stick: pernambuco (Paubrasilia echinata)

Mounts: nickel silver, ebony (Diospyros spp)

Pearl: pink/green abalone (Haliotis spp)

Thumb band: kangaroo leather (Macropus giganteus)

Lapping: silver

Face: bone (Bos indicus)

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