Bow Type: Cello Bow
Price: Upon Request
Maker: Claude A. Thomassin 'Property of Ronald Leonard'
Description: Bow maker (1865 – 1942). Claude Auguste Thomassin, like his first cousin Louis, broke with the family's saddle-making tradition to become a bow maker. He apprenticed with Charles Nicolas Bazin, whose influence was paramount in Mirecourt during the late 19th century, and began working for the firm of Gand & Bernardel in Paris around 1885. Many of his colleagues at the firm were devotees of the Voirin school, and Thomassin's work reflects that influence, though his model shows some evolution. His somewhat rounded ferrules, in particular, become even more rounded through the end of the century. Thomassin stayed with Bernardel until 1901, when the firm was taken over by Caressa & Français and he began to work on his own in conjunction with his work for other makers.
This bow belongs to the renowned cellist, Ronald Leonard. The bow is an exceptional example of Thomassin’s work and is in very good condition at this time. Frog has had a cheval of 4mm. on both sides and there is moderate thumb wear by the leather grip. There was a 1mm. wide crack by the tip on the audience side, back of the mortise. All restorations done beautifully.
Certified by Isaac Salchow of NY, NY. Weight: 80.8 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.