A fine French violin bow by Joseph Arthur Vigneron, c.1890. Price on enquiry.
Joseph Arthur Vigneron (1851-1905) was an important bow maker. His bows are solid and individual in style. He used the finest wood, and worked quickly and precisely, making about six bows a week.
His bows feature a fairly even camber along the stick, and a curve not unlike Voirin's. He also designed bows with a sort of rounded triangular cross section which gives the bow a lower centre of gravity. These were designed in collaboration with the violinist Lucien Capet.
His bows are mostly silver mounted, with solid buttons and matching Parisian eyes.
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