A fine Marie Louis Piernot octagonal Violin Bow, Paris, France c.1930 mounted in silver, made and stamped for the shop Leon Bernardel in Paris. Draws a smooth, dark tone, with a medium bright harmonic spectrum. Medium firm stick, 62 grams, with a later silver button.
Marie Louis Piernot became one of the finest makers of his time in the first half of the 20th century. At a young age, he learned the bow
making trade under C.N. Bazin and remained in his workshop until 1900. After his time with Bazin, Piernot moved to Paris where he studied under Arthur Vigneron to perfect his skill in bow making. With a brief interruption due to World War I,
Piernot's career took off in Paris and his work is gaining in popularity today.