A Bow by François Lotte

Violin Bow by François Lotte, Mirecourt, c. 1925

Renowned for their consistency and playability, F. Lotte's bows were and are sought after by musicians with the highest demands. This exceptional modern French bow was handcrafted in the early years of the career of one of the latest great makers of Mirecourt. The bow depicts an incredible personality and strength in character and style, preserving great technicality and precision, allowing the feeling that the bow hair easily embraces the core of the string, guaranteeing perfect contact with the violin in whatever situation and technique. More



9,000 EUR

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      This extraordinary silver-mounted bow perfectly exhibits the elegance and refinement that defined most of François Lotte's works at the first stage of his career. This bow of excellent playability and tonal quality was made in c. 1925 for the firm of Charles Bailly, as it carries fire-stamped at the stick over the Frog. This bow was probably one of Lotte's first commission contracts after he left Eugene Brouillier's shop to start his own. The bow, made in his own style, presents an aggressive grip, and the very light-density Pernambuco wood stick makes it a very practical, fast-speed bow. It is possible to notice the very deep influence of Bazin's family tradition in his making in this period, slowly turning into something much more personal.

      François Lotte

      Discover the remarkable journey of François Lotte, a distinguished French bow maker from Mirecourt, celebrated for his elegant craftsmanship and commitment to quality. From his early influences to the evolution of his signature style, delve into the legacy of this prolific artisan whose bows are prized by musicians worldwide.Learn more



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