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A Paul Didier Violin made in 1935 in excellent condition.

A quality instrument in excellent condition supplied with a Jean-Jaques Rampal certificate of provenance.

Paul Didier

Paul Didier was born in 1908 in Mirecourt, France. Started instrument making at the age of 14 with his father Marius Didier, the director of the artistic workshop at J. Thibouville-Lamy. His workmanship & use of the Italian masters as models earned him several gold medals at exhibitions in Paris, Toulouge and Sens.

Paul Didier Violin

Paul Didier is described in Henley's Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow makers as making 'Reproductions of old Italian types. Splendid workmanship. Orange, or shaded reddish brown varnish, masterly applied.'

This is a very good example of such fine work and both a good investment and a fine instrument to play. It has a two piece maple back of medium, faint flame, slightly descending towards the edges and supplied with new Dominant strings in new oblong case.

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A Cuniot-Hury bow, stamped Tourte L & made around 1910.

A top quality French bow from the Mirecourt area of France supplied with a J F Raffin certificate of provenance.

Cuniot-Hury Bows

Eugène Cuniot-Hury (1861–1910) was a French bowmaker based in Mirecourt, France.

He apprenticed with his father and became the teacher and employer of many outstanding French archetiers including: Emile Francois Ouchard (apprenticed with him 1886-1910), Pierre Maline, Louis Morizot and Alfred Lamy.

Sarasate Bow

A reddish brown bow made of pernambuco. Nickel mounted with an ebony frog, the bow is 73.3cm long and has a balance point 26.2 cm from the adjuster end.

Recently re-haired, it is in exceptional condition for a bow of this age. Varnish slightly warn near adjuster.

The bow weighs 58gm, has a round pernambucco stick & is nickel mounted

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A Georges Apparut violin 1934, labelled: Fait par G. Apparut en 1934 No. 631 & original certificate

A beautifully made violin in an excellent condition with the original sales / identification certifcate.

Georges Apparut

George Apparut, born in Juraincourt, France in 1877, trained as a luthier with some of the most famous French & Belgian makers, notably Paul Blanchard in Lyon &George Mougenot in Brussels.

A high level of craftmanship and the use of the very best quality woods, has resulted in instruments with excellent acoustic & visual properties.

Georges Apparut violin

Patterned after an Antonius Stradivarius model, it has an attractive and antiqued spirit-oil varnish and uses premium woods reflecting the traditional instrument-making culture Georges Apparut applied to his work.

Set up with quality rosewood fittings, Dominant strings and supplied in a new lightweight oblong case.

In addtition to an original Certificate of Guarantee, a Jean-Jaques Rampal certificate of provenance is supplied.

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A Claude Thomassin bow, stamped 'C.Thomassin a Paris' & made around 1910.

A top quality French bow from the Mirecourt area of France supplied with a Jean-Jaques Rampal certificate of provenance.

Claude Thomassin

Thomassin has been called one of the best makers of his generation. In his early career, he worked for Gand & Bernadel and in 1901 set up his own atelier at Rue de Paris in Paris. Although he continued to produce bows for his former employers, much of his output from 1901 onwards was branded with his name "Claude Thomassin" or "C.Thomassin à Paris".

Claude Thomassin Bow

This particular bow is in a good condition and has recently been re-haired. It is a mid brown colour with various marks on the head and a scratch line near the wrapping. The stick is slightly worn above the frog. Balance point is 25.1 cm from the adjuster end.

The bow weighs 59gm, has a round pernambucco stick & is nickel mounted. Made over a century ago in 1910, the bow continues to play beautifully.

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