Check out this beautiful Antique Lupot Violin Bow for your buying consideration. We recently acquired this Lupot Violin Bow with a vintage violin and unmarked bow that will be sold separately in our store. This violin bow would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
It appears the violin bow is made of pernambuco wood. Has a rounded shaft then eight sided by the frog. This is a "Lupot" violin per the impression alongside the frog. No marking of the country made in under the frog that you typically see with "reproduction" bows.
There were 3 Lupot luthiers known for their fine instruments and bow back in the 1700s and 1800s. We cannot be sure of the bow's age and the actual maker. No certificate of authenticity comes with this bow. You be the judge of the maker and age of this violin bow before acquiring the piece.
Minor loss of the finish along the shaft. Nice looking frog on it. No cracks, splits or missing pieces to the ebony, mother of pearl or other materials. Some chipping to the side of the frog.
The bow has no cracks, splits or repairs to the wood that we can see to report to you. The bow still has a great finish on it. Good camber. Strong flex to the shaft and we can ascertain no warping, splits or repairs to report to you. The bow has a silver colored wire wrapping with black tape/leather winding on the shaft. Very nicely made adjusting screw. Beautiful tip on this violin bow as well. Some finish loss along one side of the tip. There is old horse hair on the bow, it will need to be rehaired at some juncture.
The mother of pearl inlays are in place on the sides of the frog and along the bottom. Appears to be a silver and ebony end screw. The bow is 29.25" long. The bow weighs 2.2 ounces (58 grams) with the horse hair on it. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
Make sure that this violin bow meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So again, ask all questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the violin on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
Some information about the Lupot luthier family from our friends at Wikipedia;
Nicolas Lupot (4 December 1758 – 14 August 1824) was one of the most illustrious French luthiers (violin makers) of his time.
Lupot was born in Stuttgart. He was apprenticed to his father and worked in Orléans until 1794. Soon after, he moved to Paris, where he was appointed violin maker to the king (1815), and to the Conservatoire of Paris (1816). This latter post involved furnishing instruments (of the whole violin family) awarded to first-prize winners.
Lupot was ordered by King Louis XVIII to make an orchestra of stringed instruments which were to be decorated/embellished with the coat of arms of France. He ambitiously undertook in 1820 to replace all the instruments of the royal orchestra with new ones of his own make, but death in 1824 prevented him from fulfilling this plan.
He frequently received the title of "The French Stradivarius" and in Mirecourt there is a street named after him. Modeling (except a few after Guarnerius and Amati) always after that of Stradivarius and he imitated that genius more minutely than anybody else had or has ever done. This is why there is such a refreshing variety in his productions some of broad proportions, others more normal and some under the recognized full sizes as well as a few of long pattern.
"Lupot was an important French maker, modeling his instruments after Stradivari." 
"The first violin maker of the family was his grandfather Laurent Lupot (baptised in Mirecourt, 11 August 1696; died in Orléans, after 1762). He worked in Plombières (near Epinal) about 1725, then in Lunéville for Stanisław Leszczyński's court from 1738 to 1756, and finally in Orléans from 1762 until his death. His eldest son, François (i) (born in Plombières, 5 July 1725; died in Paris, 25 August 1805), Nicolas' father, left Lunéville to work in Germany as violin maker to the Duke of Württemberg. He settled in Stuttgart, where Nicolas was born, then in Ludwigsburg. In 1768 he returned to France and joined his father in Orléans, where he opened his own workshop and acquired the sobriquet François Lupot d'Orléans."
"Although the work of Stradivari was Lupot's guide, he was anything but a slavish copyist. What he did grasp as well as any Stradivari follower was incomparable good taste in workmanship; within this discipline he gave expression to his own admirable ideas, as described by Sibire (1806). His rich orange-red varnish, perfectly transparent, gave the final touch. Occasionally he copied Guarneri del Gesù, whose violins were rapidly achieving fame in the first two decades of the 19th century. Lupot's production was almost entirely of violins; violas and cellos are a rarity. The aristocratic tonal qualities of his instruments have always been well appreciated by players. Lupot's most important pupil was Charles François Gand, who also became his successor through having married a young girl that Lupot considered as his adopted daughter. Another was Sébastien-Philippe Bernardel. Lupot's influence was strongly felt in Paris throughout the 19th century; above all, he created the standard by which the rest of the great French school is judged." – Charles Beare/Sylvette Milliot
"Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume achieved recognition as the greatest technical genius of his time, surpassed in French violin making only by Nicholas Lupot." – Smithsonian Institution
"N. Lupot instruments especially those made in his mature period in Paris, are simply superb" – Gennady Filimonov
"...the king of French artists, Nicolas Lupot." – The Violin – Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators by George Hart, 1909
"Lupot is known to have set the bar in workmanship and tone for the French in the 19th century." – Antonio Strad Violin
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