A Bow by Louis Henri Gillet

Cello bow by Louis Henri Gillet, Paris, c. 1955

This bow is a modern french masterpiece by excellence, and it was crafted by a master maker during the peak of his career. The strong character and high-level skill of Gillet's work explain why his bows are appreciated by musicians, especially for their playability. In this particular piece, the amazing quality pernambuco wood and the precision of the octagonal-shaped stick are its high points. More



25,000 EUR

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    This octagonal silver-mounted bow exhibits all the personal characteristics of Gillet's work and shows the strength that makes his bow so searched by great musicians. This bow portrays the moment of his highest experience and skills, the deeply personal, consistent approach, and the core inspiration by the work of Peccate, which is notable in the strong and precise chamfer, and the head's straight cheeks. The highlight of this bow is the amazing quality of the red-brown pernambuco wood octagonal stick.

    Louis Henri Gillet

    Louis Gillet is one of the most prominent heirs of Sartory's legacy. His bows are recognized by their impactful sound and playability. Despite being influenced by different masters and references throughout his career, Gillet always preserved his very own personal approach.Learn more


    81,7 g
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