French bow maker Jean-Joseph Martin (1837–1910) was born in Mirecourt, France, where he apprenticed with Nicolas Rémy Maire. He worked in Paris at Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume's famous workshop from 1858 to 1863, before returning to Mirecourt to begin his own business. He later collaborated with Jérôme Thibouville Lamy and Emile Mennesson. Martin's bows are very highly regarded.
Sold with a certificate of authenticity from Jean Francois Raffin, Yannick Le Canu, and Sylvain Bigot.