French violin bow Thomassin

A fine French violin bow by Claude Thomassin 1905. Nickel silver mounted, ca. 59g.


Born at Mirecourt 1870. Studied bow making with Bazin. Several years as the head of the bow department at the Gand and Bernardel establishment, Paris. Opened own premises in the rue de Paradis, 1901. Died 1942. Bows which admirably realise that elasticity constitutes an inseparable part of strength. Beautifully designed heads. Chocolate coloured sticks thinly graduated, but so ingeniously as not to be incompatible with a certain amount of resisting power. Reference: Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow makers by William Henley.