Ref :   1003

A good French violin bow stamped
PILLOT
 
Circa 1860

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Very little biographical information is available for this maker. William Henley refers to his work as 'Old French' and displaying faultless workmanship. It can be truthfully said that this stick is old - the stamp is very worn and the fittings, lapping and thumbpad are certainly all later as the originals have not survived.

The bow is in excellent condition and has superb playing properties appreciated by all who have tried it. Weighing in at 64 gm, it combines weight, firmness and good balance into a very steady amalgam of variables which facilitate any gradation of stroke and expression. This is a good bow by all standards and will please all those who like a heavier and firm bow.

Weight : 64 g

The Stick :
  Pernambuco

The Nut :
  Ebony with a simple eye. Later

Mountings :
  Nickel-silver

Lapping :
  Silver wire lapping. Black ostrich shin-leather thumbpad. All later

Tip Slide :
  Ivory

Condition :
  This bow is in very good condition.

Provenance :
  Owned by Johan Grobbelaar

Price : On application
 
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