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Claude Thomassin silver-mounted violin bow stamped Gustave Bernardel
Catalog ID: C-1211

One of the most important and prolific bow makers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, French bow maker Claude Auguste Thomassin (1865 - 1942) studied with his father, bow maker Louis Thomassin (1856 - 1905) in Mirecourt.

Thomassin later apprenticed with Charles Nicolas Bazin II in Mirecourt before moving to Paris c. 1885 to work at Gand & Bernardel. The bows from Thomassin's early period at Gand & Bernardel were stamped with the firm's name or as Gustave Bernardel, such as the violin bow offered here. Thomassin established his own business in 1901, where he produced a vast output of bows branded with his own name.

Sold with a certificate of authenticity from Paul Childs.

Claude Thomassin for Gustave Bernardel Octagonal. Silver and ebony frog and button. 4/4

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