Nicolas Rémy Maire
Bow maker / Violin maker
(1800 – 1878)
One of the great bow makers of the mid 19th century, Nicolas Rémy Maire was probably apprenticed to Étienne Pajeot. He set up his own establishment in Mirecourt in 1826 but went bankrupt during the French economic crisis of the 1830s. Despite his financial woes he employed numerous workers, and produced a large number of ...Read More high-quality bows during his career, many for Pajeot, Gand, and J.B. Vuillaume. After Pajeot's death he moved to Paris but again fell on hard times. Maire's bows often closely resemble his teacher's, although during his time in Paris he also produced some bows in the style of Dominique Peccatte. His brand reads, 'Maire' or 'N. Maire'.
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