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A beautiful and very rare silver mounted French 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 refined and elegant 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 the makers work, special made for Gand & Bernardel In Paris (ca. 1898)

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 silver screw.(all original)
A good strong stick, , with great balance and a good feel in the right hand.
The total length of the stick is around 72.8 cm and the weight of the bow is around 60 gr.
The bow has been professional revised, it 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.

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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."

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Создатели название Aguste Barbé
лук длину 72,8
лук вес ca 60
Date 1898
цвет brown
сертификат Yes
Страна выпуска Франция
аксессуары No
Длина задней na