Check out this nice antique Vuillaume violin bow. Would make a great gift for a special occasion or keep for yourself!
The violin bow is made of wood. The bow was made sometime before 1900 in Paris, France. Vuillaume did not make his own bows. We acquired a number of violin bows from what appears to have come from a closed luthier shop, that we are offering our clients over the next few months.
The bow has a round shaft which this maker was well known for selling. Vuillaume was best known for the violins he made. He sold bows under his name that were made by Pierre Simon, Dominique Peccatte, Nicholas Maline, Joseph Henry, Francois Voirin, Joseph Fonclause, Nicholas Remy Maire, and JJ Martin. We do not know whom to attribute the violin bow being offered to you here.
Very little loss of the finish along the shaft. Nice looking frog on it. The bow has no cracks, splits or repairs to the wood shaft that we can see to report to you. Appears to be blackened rosin on both sides of the bow out by the tip down by where the horsehair would be mounted. Some finish loss along shaft just beyond the winding that has turned black where it appears rosin got to the wood.
Great craftsmanship to this bow shaft. Note how the bow shaft is rounded on side where frog makes contact with shaft, then with the squared side to firmly hold the frog in place when bow hair is tightened, and then used for play a violin. Lots of old rosin build-up along that slide area where frog would make contact.
The violin bow shows age (bow probably dates to the mid to latter 1800s), and wear from use over 100 plus years. The bow says "Vuillaume A Paris" on the shaft above the frog. There is no notation of the country the bow was made in under the frog. The bow still has a great finish on it. Good camber. Strong flex to the shaft and I can ascertain no warping, splits or repairs to report to you. Nice black leather and silver colored wire winding on the bow, that is securely fixed on both sides.
The bow has the full name, "Vuillaume A Paris" faintly embossed on it. Nice mother of pearl inlays on the sides of the frog with a brass ring around it, and along the bottom. Has "XVII" scratched into the slide side of the frog. Roman numerals were utilized to match up frogs with bow shafts, nothing more.
Silver colored and ebony end adjusting screw. Cap on end of screw is no longer there. The ebony part of the frog is flanged on both sides, not squared to meet up with the brass end plate.
The violin bow is 29" long. The bow weighs 1.9 ounces with no horse hair on it. The violin bow will need to be rehaired. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
No certificate of authenticity came with this violin bow when we acquired it, and none is being provided to the person whom acquires. We recommend that you come look at it in person, or have your qualified agent do so before acquiring. We are in Wilmington, DE. The restocking fee will apply should you decide to make a determination the bow is not authenticate after you acquire.
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 clock on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
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