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A fine French violin bow by Auguste Barbé.

A beautiful and rare French master violin bow by Auguste Barbé, certified by J.F. Raffin in Paris.

Auguste Barbé was a highly respected bow maker - who worked exclusively for Gand & Bernardel.
His beautiful bows are estimated & equal to those of F.N Voirin.

His work is highly praised, and admired by many professionals and collectors..

This fine French master bow is a very beautifull example of Auguste Barbé's work, special made for Serdet In Paris,and stamped on the stick (ca. 1900)

The elegant and strong stick is made from very beautiful dark-brownish pernambuco wood and is round shaped.

Very nice ebony frog with pearl eyes and a fine three part screw; a,d a very well executed,and elegant head.
A good strong stick, , with great balance and a good feel in the right hand.
The total length of the stick is around 72.7 cm and the weight of the bow is around 58 gr.
The bow is straight and has a good curve, no cracks.
The bow is ready to play, with used Mongolian horse hair.
Fine new winding and new dwark brown lizard leather grip.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Auguste Barbé (1853-1902) was a French Archetier (bowmaker). Mathias Théophile Auguste Barbé son of Dominique Barbé and first cousin of Télesphore Barbé, completed his apprenticeship in Mirecourt, presumably under C.N. BAZIN as did many of his contemporaries. Around 1880 Barbé began to work for GAND & BERNARDEL frères before joining their Parisian workshop in 1886, the year during which the firm became GAND & BERNARDEL. Auguste BARBÉ spent 10 years with this important and influential firm, developing a style which came close to that of François Nicolas Voirin. In around 1896/1897 Barbé returned to Mirecourt where he opened his own workshop at 1 rue Chanot.[1]

"His work is highly praised, and admired by professionals and collectors alike. His best work has been mistaken for François Nicolas Voirin, it is that good."

From Wikipedia.

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Review by Vladimir
A very nice professional violin bow made by Aguste Barbé.
(Posted on 03-03-2016)

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Aguste Barbé violin bow

US$ 3.999,00
Product code: b54
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Aguste Barbé violin bow

Additional Information
Makers name Aguste Barbé
bow lenght 72,8
bow weight ca 60
Date 1898
Color brown
Country of Manufacture Frankrijk
Accessories Supplied No
Length of back na