French violin bow made by Charles Nicolas Bazin circa 1890.

A very fine French violin bow made by Charles Nicolas Bazin circa 1890 with inspiration of Tourte swan-head model. The bow came from important private collection of exquisite French bows.
Son of bowmaker, Francois Xavier Bazin, Charles Nicolas Bazin took over the workshop in 1865, after father’s death. Charles Nicolas was only 18 at that time, but already had an extensive experience. He was responsible for supplying bows to numerous shops in France, including Joseph Hell and Collin-Mezin, C. Peccatte. Charles Nicolas Bazin was a major figure in French school as a fine bowmaker and very important teacher.
The stick is red-brown pernambuco of superior selection and beautiful random figuration, the frog and button are ebony with silver mountings. This is a very fine, attractive example in excellent state of preservation. The length of the stick is 72.8 cm and the weight of the bow is 59 g.

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Country of Origin



Charles Nicolas Bazin

Price Range

$10,000 – $20,000


1850 – 1900

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