Bows

Eugene Sartory

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This cello bow by Eugene Sartory was made in Paris c. 1920 at the height of his career. The round stick is mounted with an ebony frog that has a rounded heel. The frog is trimmed in silver and has a medium Parisian eye. The adjuster is silver capped, the solid cap being a feature of his work after 1910.

François Nicolas Voirin

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A fine cello bow by François Nicolas Voirin from c. 1880. The octagonal stick is of round chocolate brown pernambuco, and is mounted with an ebony frog that has a medium pearl eye. The three part divided adjuster is in ebony and silver. The weight of the bow is 79.1 grams, and it has a suppleness that allows the bow to fully engage the string and shape phrases easily. This bow is accompanied by a certificate written by the Parisian bow expert Jean-Francois Raffin in 2005.

Gand & Bernardel

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This violin bow was made for the Gand & Bernadel firm in Paris by the Voirin shop c. 1890.  It is accompanied by a certificate from the Parisian bow expert  Jean-Francois Raffin. The bow has a frog and adjuster from the period, but not original to the stick, making it a more affordable player's bow.

Gustav Prager

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An octagonal bow from the Gustav Prager shop, near Markneukirchen. 

Herm. Albert Hoyer

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An octagonal bow from the Markneukirchen maker Hermann Albert Hoyer. The frog is of fine dark ebony with the maker's stamp, a bird of prey. This bow is from later in his career, c. 1950.

Malcolm Taylor

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Malcom Taylor was one of the leading bow makers at the W. E. Hill & Sons workshop in London from 1949 to 1973, after which he made bows under his own name near Barnstaple in Devon.

This beautiful cello bow, made for Hill in 1959, is mounted in gold and tortoise shell, with an inlaid fleur-de-lis on the frog. The three part divided adjuster is in gold and pearl.

Michael Vann Cello Bow

We have several cello bows available from Canadian Bow Maker Michael Vann. He was trained in New York City in the shop of the world renowned master Bow Maker William Salchow. Since embarking on his career in 1975 he has won six international and more than a dozen Canadian awards for his bows which have been acquired by such notables as Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth, Pierre Fournier, Ruggiero Ricci, Steven Dann,James Ehnes, Regis Pasquir, France, Steven Staryk, Canada, Eugene Fodor, USA, Jessica Linnebach, Canada, Sidney Harth, USA, Pieter Schoeman, France, Gwen Hoebig, Canada, Gabriel Magyar, (Hungarian String Quartet), Nikolaj Znaider, Denmark, Lena Neudauer, Germany, Nikki Chooi, Timmy Chooi, The New Brunswick String Quartet (Canada), The Franciscan String Quartet (U.S.A.) The Amernet String Quartet, USA, The Colorado Strings Quartet, (U.S.A.), The Manfred String Quartet. (France), The St. Lawrence String Quartet, Canada, The Miro String Quartet, USA,   The Daedalus String Quartet, USA, just to name a few.

More detail about his work can be found on his web site.

http://www.michaelvann.com/

 

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