Instrument Type: XX
Bow Type: Violin
Item #: 577-500
Maker: Eugene Sartory
Description:A maverick, idealist, innovator, and expert craftsman, Eugene Nicolas Sartory was born in Mirecourt, France in 1871. After a brief apprenticeship under his father, Eugene Sartory moved to Paris to perfect his art under Charles Peccatte. Almost immediately. Eugene Sartory was recognized for his rapidity of execution and his sure hand. At the startling age of 18, Eugene Sartory set up his own account in Paris, close to the "Conservatoire" a center of musical attraction. Despite the four flights of stairs to his workshop, numerous musician clients came to seek out this celebrated master. On August 4, 1914 Eugene Sartory left the comfort of his workshop and his increasing fame to serve his country in the first world war. During his prolific career, he won numerous medals , such as Brussels 1887, Lyon 1894, Paris 1900, Liege 1905, Milan 1906, and London 1908. He is also credited for inventing the mother-of-pearl frog and the protective tube for the bow.
The stick is round and has a length of 72.95 cm. It is of a red-brown pernambuco of excellent quality. The model of the head is typical of Sartory’s work from this period. The frog is ebony and silver and has a mother-of-pearl eye encircled by a silver ring in each side. The bottom is of silver on ebony and its collar has a second cut visible on the edges of the facets. At this time the bow is in excellent condition. Weight: 61.5 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.