Bow Type: Viola
Item #: 602-314
Year: Circa 1925
Price: Upon Request
Maker: Louis Morizot Père
Description: Louis Morizot Père was born in 1874 in Darney, Vosges of France. From about 1901 to 1914, Louis apprenticed under renowned bow makers Eugène Cuniot-Hury as well as Charles Nicolas Bazin. From there, Louis Morizot began his apprenticeship under Eugène Sartory. Louis established himself independently in 1919 at 5 rue St Georges in France. His sons began to assist him in 1920 and his shop became extraordinarily successful. Louis Morizot Père died in 1957 and his sons continued in their fathers success.
This particular bow was made by Louis Morizot Père in 1925 for the firm of Jules Merciolle of Paris. It is in excellent condition at this time. It is certified by Paul Childs where he gives a description of the bow: “The stick is round and has a length of 72.0 cm. It is of dark orange-brown pernambuco which has faint ringed figurations and is of excellent quality. The model of the head is typical of Morizot’s work from this period. The frog is of ebony and silver and has a mother-of-pearl eye encircled by a silver ring in each side. The button is of silver on ebony and its collar has a second cut.” Weight: 67.6 grams.
Terms: This fine bow has been hand selected for addition to our catalog and is available for examination and trial. If you wish to inquire further about this bow, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.