A FINE FRENCH VIOLIN BOW BY FRANÇOIS XAVIER TOURTE
Octagonal stick. The gold mounted frog and button later.
"This Tourte has been my primary bow for a large part of my career and was the constant companion to the ACO's 1743 "Carrodus" Guarneri 'del Gesù'. I wish the next owner as much enjoyment with it as I have had."
- Richard Tognetti
Certificate: Jean-François Raffin, Yannick Le Canu and Sylvain Bigot, Paris (Jan 24 2014)
Certificate: Paul Childs, Montrose, NY (Jan 28 2013)