It is branded "La Pierre a Paris"
To the best of our knowledge there isn’t
a maker by this name.
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".
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.
Overall - good.
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.
This is a quality French bow that looks and feels good in the
Length of Stick : 637 mm
Weight : 134 gm