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La Pierre French Style Double Bass Bow - # 2772

What is this bow branded?

It is branded "La Pierre a Paris"

Is there a French bow maker by this name?

To the best of our knowledge there isn’t a maker by this name.

I thought there was a maker called Marcel Lapierre?

Yes - we do know of a maker by the name of Marcel Lapierre who lived and worked in Mirecourt during the mid-twentieth century, but it is extremely doubtful that this bow was made by him because his surname is spelt as only one word - "Lapierre" - rather than as "La Pierre".

Who do you think made this bow?

This is without question a French bow. The name brand is more than likely to be a "pretende" name - possibly put on at a later date in order to make selling easier or indeed to secure a higher price. A reasonable attribution would be - made around 1930 in the workshops of Bazin.

How would you describe the overall condition of the bow?

Overall - good.

Can you give me a brief description of the bow?

This is a round nickel silver bow of a medium-brown colour. The head is extremely well proportioned and the chamfers flow nicely into the head. The stick is made from good "long-grain" pernambuco. At the frog end - the stick is characterised by a dark line that runs partway across the top facets of the handle. An independent inspection report confirms that this is a natural coloration in the wood. The frog has mother-of-pearl eyes without rings. The button is in one piece.

Desirability

This is a quality French bow that looks and feels good in the hand.

Stats:

Length of Stick : 637 mm
Weight : 134 gm

Price: £3 000-00 - Convert price with XE.com Personal Currency Assistant

Head side view of La Pierre French Style Double Bass Bow

View of head side

Frog view of La Pierre French Style Double Bass Bow

View of frog

 

 
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