Bow Type: Violin
Maker: Eugene Sartory w/ later frog & button
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 by Eugene Sartory, is in excellent condition and is circa 1905. The frog and button are not by Eugene Sartory and are German copies. This bow produces a powerful, rich tone with excellent strength. This is a fantastic opportunity to buy a great bow by one of the most celebrated French bow makers for a discounted price because of the composite nature of the stick and frog. Certified by Isaac Salchow. Weight: 58.5 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.