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Originally Posted by Brian Gencarelli View Post
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A rare, fine French bass bow by Nicolas Maline,ca. 1860

  • A rare, very fine French certified bass bow made by Nicolas Maline in Paris ca. 1860.
    This is a fine example with a superb handling, strong with marvelous sound, suitable for a soloist. It is in excellent condition, ready to play.
    The stick is finest dark red brown pernambuco, round in shape, made on the maker's personal model, 60 cm long.
    Frog is ebony with silver mounting made on J.B. Vuillaume model. Button is ebony and silver. The weight of the bow is 163 g.

    Please read complete description in the certificate and bid with confidence; we have sold certified French bows to numerous satisfied collectors, dealers, players and soloists from worldwide. Cashiers check, bank wire transfer will be accepted within 5 days after auction completed. Buyer pays $45 plus actual insurance cost USA s/h, $65 plus actual insurance cost (if available) for the International s/h via USPS express air mail. Thank you and good luck!
  • A rare, fine French bass bow by Nicolas Maline,ca. 1860
finest pernambuco, superb concert bow!

Item condition:Used .... US $45,000.00
Maline, Nicolas ( b. Feb 18 ,1822 d. April 28th 1877) Son of Guillaume, studied in Mirecourt, and then worked for Pajeot and Vuillaume, but often produced unbranded sticks. His bows were initially modelled on Pajeot's style, but later the hatchet type heads were modelled after Dominique Peccatte's style. The frog section are often of the Vuillaume type (round edged ferrules) and some of the earliest examples of this style, according to Millant and Raffin. Also some bows are of the self re-hairing type. Fine nickel mounted violin bow by Maline, dated 1840, around the time he came to Vuillaume - Vatelot certificate. "One of history's important bow makers. His successor was François Nicolas Voirin. Maline's bows are among the most recognizable of the finest 19th century French bows." - Filimonov Fine Musical Instruments
The guy selling this Bow is for real. I have bought from him as well. A few years ago some other famous old French Bass bow was sold for a similar amount! .. Ken
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