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Louis Gillet viola bow
Catalog ID: A-VAB/3832

Louis Gillet viola bow branded Dupuy A Paris. The frog later.

French bow maker Louis Henri Gillet (1891 - 1970) apprenticed under August Barbé in Mirecourt, before going to work for the Jérome Thibouville-Lamy company. After serving in World War I, Gillet returned to Mirecourt to work for the Laberte-Humbert Frères firm, then moved to Dijon in the 1920s to establish his own workshop, where he built bows for various violin shops. In 1934, Gillet succeeded Jules Fétique as Eugene Sartory's assistant in Paris for over a decade. After Sartory's death in 1946, Gillet worked for Sartory's son-in-law, violin maker Georges Dupuy for a short time, during which this viola bow was made.

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