French violin bow Ouchard

A fine French violin bow by Ouchard “père” 1930. Nickel silver mounted, ca. 59 g.


Biography of Emile Ouchard - John Dilworth:
OUCHARD, Emile François Born 1872, died 1951 Mirecourt France. Bow maker, known as ‘Ouchard Père’. Apprenticed to E. Cuniot from 1886. Remained at the shop after Cuniot’s death in 1910 as assistant to his widow until 1922. Established independently from 1923 at 1 rue Canon, but continued to use the Cuniot brand as well as his own. By 1936 the business included his son, Émile Auguste, and up to 15 employees, including P. Audinot, L. Brugère, P. Barjonnet, A. & R. Richaume, and M. Mangenot.