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A beautiful French violin bow by Jean Joseph Martin atelier, ca.1880 certified by J.F. Raffin in Paris.
The elegant stick is made of fine dark-reddish pernambuco, and is round shaped, with a good curve. - not to weak.
A good elegant.bow with great balance and a fine feel in the right hand.,
The total length of the stick is around 72.4 cm and the weight of the bow is around 60 gr.
The bow is ready to play, with new hair , wiring and new leather grip.
No cracks or reparations, good curve.

Jean Joseph Martin - (b. Mirecourt (Vosges) 1837 - d. Paris 1910) was a French Archetier / Bowmaker.

Served his apprenticeship with Nicolas Remy Maire. In 1858 left Mirecourt for Paris to join Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume's workshop. Five years later, JJ MARTIN came back to Mirecourt (1863) to open his own workshop. He also worked with Jérôme THIBOUVILLE LAMY as they asked for his collaboration to build up their bow production.

For a brief time, Martin also worked as director for another workshop in Mirecourt by Emile MENNESSON, with the "Sainte Cécile" insignia. From that period one can find bows stamped J. Guarini. When MENNESSON decided to transfer his activity to Reims, J.J. Martin took over the workshop and continued the production for a while.[1]

Among his collaborators (in his shop) was Joseph Arthur Vigneron. (from Wikipedia).

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Martin violin bow

Product code: V81

Jean.Joseph Martin violin bow

Additional Information
Makers name J.J. Martin violin bow atelier
bow lenght 72.4
bow weight ca 60
Date 1880
Color dark brown
Country of Manufacture Frankrijk
Accessories Supplied No
Length of back na