A French violin bow made, in our opinion, by Jacob Eury in Paris circa 1815. The frog and button are modern replacements.
Sold with a certificate of authenticity from Salchow and Sons.
French bow maker Jacob Eury (1765 - 1848) was one of the earliest makers to build bows in the modern style after François Xavier Tourte (1747 - 1835). Born in Mirecourt, Eury studied violin and bow making with his father, François Eury (c. 1725 - 1786), before serving in the military between 1784 and 1792, and later moving to Paris. While pursuing his bow making career at various workshops in Paris, Eury was exposed to the innovative bows of Tourte and other contemporary archetiers, including François Lupot II (1774 - 1838). According to some historians, one of the bows belonging to violin virtuoso Nicolò Paganini was made by Eury. Jacob Eury's bows are rare and very highly regarded.