Marie Louis Piernot Violin Bow for Leon Bernardel, c. 1925, Paris, France
A mint condition with original tinsel and thumbgrip, silver mounted octagonal violin bow by Marie Louis Piernot circa 1925 in Paris, France. 61 grams, with an easy to control, well balanced tone, with pleasing focus and nimble handling characteristics in a radiant and projecting package.

About Piernot:
Celebrated French bow maker Marie-Louis Piernot (1880-1959) apprenticed in Mirecourt with Charles Nicolas Bazin until 1900, when he moved to Paris to work for Joseph Arthur Vigneron (Vigneron père). A very prolific maker, his bows bear the stamps of the various violin shops he worked for, including Léon & René Bernardel, Pierre Hel, André Vigneron, Pierre Vidoudez, and numerous others. Piernot established his own workshop in Paris 1923, where he continued to make bows under other brand names, as well as his own.

Marie Louis Piernot Violin Bow for Leon Bernardel, c. 1925, Paris, France