A fine French violin bow by Claude Thomassin, Paris, circa 1920.

A fine silver mounted violin bow by Claude Thomassin, stamped “BELA SZEPESY” for the London trade.

Along with many of the London shops, Bela Szepesy is documented to have bought bows from Paris which he stamped with his own brand. Whilst these are reasonably common for companies such as Hart & Sons and Withers, Thomassin bows with Bela’s stamp are extremely uncommon. This is the only example that we have encountered.

Round stick with silver lapping and ivory tip. Some playing wear including a chip and minor repair to the frog, but otherwise in very good condition.

Length: 743mm

Weight: 59 grams.

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