Bow Type: Violin
Maker: Dominique Peccatte
Description: (1810 – 1874) Dominique Peccatte was born in Mirecourt and at first was apprenticed to a hairdresser. On the recommendation of Nicolas Vuillaume he moved to Paris in 1826 to join J.B. Vuillaume's workshop and under Jean Pierre Marie Persoit's instruction developed into a first-class craftsman. He left Vuillaume around 1836 to work for François Lupot. After Lupot's death in 1838 he took over the workshop, which marked the beginning of his best period of work. In 1847 he returned to Mirecourt, where he divided his attention between bow making and his vineyards. By 1872 he had officially retired from archeterie and died two years later.
Peccatte blended the styles of Persoit and Tourte to create square-headed bows prized for their strong playing qualities. A fast and prolific maker, he took a spontaneous approach, with the result that no two bows of his are exactly alike. His finest work is considered to date from his years working independently in Paris, but he produced outstanding examples throughout his career.
This bow is in excellent condition, the stick is clean and there is a small, repaired crack in the front nose of the frog and repair on the top rail on the audience side. The bow is incredible to play. Strong yet supple. 63.0 grams. Certified by Jean-Francois Raffin and featured in the book of the Peccatte bows by Paul Childs.
Raffin’s certificate states that the frog and button are from the workshop of Dominique Peccatte.
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.