A mint condition Louis Bazin silver mounted violin bow made during his mid 20th century period of making. 61 grams, nimble with reactive handling and projecting, complex tone. A true top example of 20th century French bow making.
Charles Louis Bazin (1881 - 1953) was the son, pupil and successor (in 1907) of Charles-Nicolas Bazin II. He started making bows from the age of 12, served his apprenticeship with his father. He took over the family workshop in 1907 where his father continued to work with him until his death in 1915.
In 1922, Charles Alfred Bazin, one of Charles Louis Bazin’s two sons, started his apprenticeship and worked alongside his father until 1945. He retired in 1952, his son Charles Alfred Bazin took over his workshop. Louis Bazin is considered the most important of the Bazin family, and has achieved the highest standard and renown in his craft. During the 20th century Louis Bazin’s bows were widely acclaimed by French virtuosi.
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