A Bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin

Violin Bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin, Mirecourt, 1890

This exceptional antique French bow originates from the esteemed lineage of mastermakers hailing from the renowned Mirecourt tradition. Crafted by none other than Charles Nicolas Bazin, a luminary within his esteemed family, this bow epitomizes the pinnacle of craftsmanship. Not only renowned for producing some of the finest bows ever crafted, Charles Nicolas Bazin also laid the groundwork for subsequent generations of the Bazin family, fostering a legacy of continuous improvement and unparalleled quality that remains unrivaled. More



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      This bow stands as one of the most remarkable creations from the esteemed French mastermaker. Its elegance is evident in every aspect of its design, from the craftsmanship to the exceptional quality of materials used. The bow was made at the time for the Chanot & Chardon Company in Paris. The stick is mostly thin and delicate throughout the entire bow. It is greatly preserved, as indicated by the faintly consumed "CHANOT CHARDON, PARIS" fire stamp over the frog. The meticulously shaped stick, crafted from the finest even dark-brown Pernambuco wood, boasts a rich, dark-brown hue that catches the light with astonishing brilliance. The silver mounting adds an additional touch of refinement. Renowned for its superb sound quality, historical significance, and unparalleled craftsmanship, this bow exemplifies the French bow-making tradition among the members of the Bazin Family.

      Charles Nicolas Bazin

      Charles Nicolas Bazin, inheriting his father's bow-making legacy at 18, propelled the family workshop in Mirecourt to prominence. Evolving from the angular Peccatte style to softer, slender bows under Voirin's influence, Bazin's craftsmanship flourished. Mentoring future luminaries and expanding production, his legacy endured through generations, shaping the bow-making world. Learn more


      59.2 gr

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