Rare Bows

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Rare Francois Xavier Bazin Viola Bow circa 1855

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BAZIN, François Xavier – Born 1824, died 1865 Mirecourt France. Bow maker. Said to have been apprenticed to D. Peccatte in Paris, but so far unproven. Established independently in Mirecourt from c.1845. The Bazin model, with markedly narrow heads, is one of the classical variations of the French bow. Joined by his son Charles Nicolas, above, from c.1860, whose hand is seen in Voirin patterned bows made during these latter years. Branded ‘F. BAZIN’ or ‘BAZIN’. [Millant/Raffin]

Rare Francois Peccatte Workshop Violin Bow circa 1850

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François Peccatte (born Mirecourt, 10 March 1821; died Paris, 30 October 1855) was a very talented archetier. He is said to have been destined for greatness, but died at the age of 34 before reaching the height of his craft. He was the brother of Dominique Peccatte and father to Charles Peccatte.

Peccatte went to Paris for a short period early in his working life, then returned to Mirecourt and opened a shop in 1842, employing several workers to assist in his commercial production. François had some association with his brother Dominique, presumably during his stay in Paris and again when Dominique returned to Mirecourt.

Rare Prosper Colas Violin Bow circa 1900

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COLAS, Prosper – Born 1842 Coincourt, died 1919 Paris France. Christened as François, later adopted the name Prosper. Trained in Mirecourt, worked in Paris from 1871 for J. B. Vuillaume, but was able to use his own brand in the same period. Established independently in Paris, producing bows in a variety of grades, but generally of the Bazin and Vuillaume style. His shop was taken over by the Feret-Marcotte company, general musical instrument retailers, who also sold the work of P. Maline and other respected luthiers. Several brands: ‘P.C.’, ‘PROSPER COLAS A PARIS’, ‘PROSPER COLAS-PARIS’, ‘TOURTE’ and ‘LUPOT’. [Millant/Raffin]

Rare Violin Bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin, circa 1900

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Bazin Family / Bazin Dynasty

Highly esteemed family of bowmakers operating in Mirecourt, France, from around 1840 through most of the 1900s, (members of the Bazin family) produced bows in Mirecourt. The bow making dynasty began with François Bazin and ended with Charles Alfred Bazin (1907 – 1987).

The Bazins found ways of increasing production, while maintaining quality. They assembled an outstanding shop, where they not only apprenticed and employed talented bow makers, but also served as public and civic leaders in Mirecourt.

Rare Violin Bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin, circa 1880

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Bazin Family / Bazin Dynasty

Highly esteemed family of bowmakers operating in Mirecourt, France, from around 1840 through most of the 1900s, (members of the Bazin family) produced bows in Mirecourt. The bow making dynasty began with François Bazin and ended with Charles Alfred Bazin (1907 – 1987).

The Bazins found ways of increasing production, while maintaining quality. They assembled an outstanding shop, where they not only apprenticed and employed talented bow makers, but also served as public and civic leaders in Mirecourt.

Rare Cuniot-Hury Violin Bow circa 1900

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Eugène Cuniot-Hury (1861–1910) was a French archetier and bow maker based in Mirecourt, France.

Eugène Cuniot-Hury was son of Pierre Cuniot who was also an archetier / bow maker. Eugene Cuniot-Hury apprenticed with his father and became the teacher and employer of many outstanding French archetiers including: Emile Francois Ouchard (apprenticed with him 1886-1910 and succeeded his business), Pierre Maline and Louis Morizot. Alfred Lamy worked for Cuniot-Hury as well.

Rare Cuniot-Hury Violin Bow circa 1900

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Eugène Cuniot-Hury (1861–1910) was a French archetier and bow maker based in Mirecourt, France.

Eugène Cuniot-Hury was son of Pierre Cuniot who was also an archetier / bow maker. Eugene Cuniot-Hury apprenticed with his father and became the teacher and employer of many outstanding French archetiers including: Emile Francois Ouchard (apprenticed with him 1886-1910 and succeeded his business), Pierre Maline and Louis Morizot. Alfred Lamy worked for Cuniot-Hury as well.

Rare Violin Bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin, circa 1890

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Bazin Family / Bazin Dynasty

Highly esteemed family of bowmakers operating in Mirecourt, France, from around 1840 through most of the 1900s, (members of the Bazin family) produced bows in Mirecourt. The bow making dynasty began with François Bazin and ended with Charles Alfred Bazin (1907 – 1987).

The Bazins found ways of increasing production, while maintaining quality. They assembled an outstanding shop, where they not only apprenticed and employed talented bow makers, but also served as public and civic leaders in Mirecourt.