Jean Pascal Nehr Violin Bow, France, 2016 "Purple"

A phenomenal Jean Pascal Nehr round Violin Bow in white gold/silver and pernambuco, made in France, in 2016, engraved in white gold to the "Purple" paying homage to the deceased artist Prince that year. 61.7 grams. Warm and focused sound, nimble and energetic tone quality yet with a rich smoothness.

About Jean Pascal:

Jean Pascal Nehr is a renowned living bowmaker who is a member of the founding class of the modern French school in 1974 studying with Bernard Ouchard in Mirecourt, France. For several decades he has operated in his workshop in Marseille, and also recently at CLAC, a Contemporary Luthier Art Collective workshop in Paris.

He devotes himself to the creation of bows inspired by the French school of the early 19th century, in particular FX Tourte. His bows are in demand by the most discerning musicians and collectors worldwide, prized for their beauty and exceptional playing qualities.

Awards:

1989 winner of the Mittenwald competition

1992 laureate of the manchester competition

1997 Milleur Ouvrier de France, Best Craftsman of France

Jean Pascal Nehr Violin Bow, France, 2016 "Purple"