French violin bow made by Francois Nicolas Voirin circa 1870.
French violin bow made by Francois Nicolas Voirin circa 1870. F.N. Voirin was born in 1833 and received his initial training in Mirecourt. In 1855 Francois Nicolas Voirin moved to Paris to joint J.B. Vuillaume. J.B. Vuillaume shop was the place where talented young maker became one of the greatest and highly important French bowmakers. F.N. Voirin was inspired mainly by the work of Pierre Simon, but developted his own, magnificent style. After opening his own shop c. 1870 and during latest period of work the model of the bows changed to slimmer and more refined in style. F.N. Voirin created bows of high level, including masterpieces of unsurpassed beauty and playability that were used by some greatest soloists. This is excellent example in a fine state of preservation. The length of the stick is 73 cm and the weight of the bow is 58 g.
Certificate: J.F. Raffin, Y. Le Canu, S. Bigot.
|Country of Origin
1850 – 1900