Bow Type: Viola
Maker: Charles Nicolas Bazin
Description: Son of Mirecourt bowmaker François Xavier Bazin, Charles Nicolas Bazin inherited the family workshop in 1859 following his father's death from cholera. Charles Nicolas was only 18 at the time, but already had ample experience from his father's training, and the shop flourished under his leadership. He supplied bows to numerous shops in Paris, including Joseph Heland and Collin-Mézin. Over the ensuing four decades Bazin's shop employed many of Mirecourt's finest makers, producing thousands of high-quality bows of remarkable consistency. After his retirement in 1907, Bazin's son Charles Louis gradually took the lead, while Charles Nicolas remained a presence in the shop until his death in 1915.
This particular viola bow has a round stick branded C. BAZIN and is made of red brown pernambuco and is 28" long. The frog is ebony with silver mountings and plain inlaid eyes. The button is ebony with two silver rings. This bow is robust and strong with a wonderful elasticity and balance. This is a fine example of this makers work. Weight: 69.3 grams. Certified by Kenneth Warren & Son Ltd.
Terms: This fine bow has been hand selected for addition to our catalog and is available for examination and trial. If you wish to inquire further about this bow, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.