French violin bow by Nicolas Maline, ca. 1860

A very fine French violin bow made by Nicolas Maline ca. 1860-1865, branded on the stick above the frog “MALINE”. The stick is golden brown pernambuco, the frog is ebony with silver mountings, the button is ebony and silver. This is a top level example in a good state of preservation with some natural wear from playing. It is an outstanding sounding and handling bow, suitable for a soloist. The length of the stick is 72.6 cm and the weight of the bow is 60 g.

Certificates: Alex Gartsman

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Country of Origin

France, Paris, France


Nicolas Maline


1850 – 1900

Price Range

$50,000 – $100,000

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