Ref :   0580

A fine French violin bow by
Eugène Sartory
(1871 - 1946)
 
Paris, c. 1910

 

The importance of Eugène Sartory in the world of bow making needs no introduction. He was born in Mirecourt, France, in 1871. After initially studying bowmaking with his father, he worked under Peccatte in Paris and later with Lamy until he opened his own workshop in Paris. He died in 1946.

In this bow only the stick is by Sartory. The nut, button, lapping, thumbpad and probably the tip slide are all later. The stick is of fine pernambuco cut octagonally. Although not original to the bow, the nut is in very good condition.

This bow has all the excellent playing properties one would normally associate with a good Sartory.

It was never displayed on this website, but is now included in the archives for reference purposes.

Weight :
  66 g

The Stick :
  Pernambuco, cut octagonally.

The Nut :
  Ebony with Parisian eye. Neither the nut nor the adjuster button are by Sartory, but are later.

Mountings :
  Silver

Wrapping :
  Silver wrapping and black leather thumbpad - all later.

Tip Slide :
  Seems to be ivory.

Condition :
  The stick itself is in good condition. A small graft was carried out on a flank of the mortise at the fitting with the nut. It appears to be stable.

Provenance :
  This bow belonged to a professional violinist, Mr J H Kugi who acquired it from a dealership in the USA. On his death some years ago the bow was inherited by daughter, Thea Hulley.It was bought from her by Johan Grobbelaar in 2009, and was later sold to a dealership in London.

Price : Withheld
 
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