François Xavier Tourte 'le Jeune', Paris, the 'Muntz, Bower, Lam'

Violin Bow: 55948


Octagonal stick. Silver mounted.

Read Jason Price's Carteggio feature on this bow.

Stick: 72.8 cm / 74.2 cm

Weight: 60.0 grams

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". . .late period; with original tinsel wrapping. . ."

Francois-Xavier Tourte: Bow Maker, Stewart Pollens & Henryk Kaston, Francois-Xavier Tourte: Bow Maker, New York


until c. 1886 George Henri Marc Muntz
... ...
in 1940 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1940 Robert Augustus Bower
until 1976 Jacques Français
1976-c. 1980 Dr. Steven Wernick
c. 1980-1988 Sau-Wing Lam
from 1988 Anonymous
until 2023 Anonymous
in 2023 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
in 2023 Anonymous
from 2023 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Paul Childs, Montrose, NY (2023)
  • Certificate: Isaac Salchow, New York, NY (2023)
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1976)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons (photocopy), London (1940)

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  • Francois-Xavier Tourte: Bow Maker, Stewart Pollens & Henryk Kaston, Machold Rare Violins, New York (illustrated)
  • Sau-Wing Lam, Dietmar Machold (illustrated)


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