Tourte Le Jeune – bow making

Posted on | January 29, 2009 | 2 Comments|

While at a conference last year in Portland, Oregon I ordered this book, which arrived a few weeks ago. It is a catalogue of an exhibition on bows made by Francois Xaviar Tourte. The exhibition was held in London, England in 2008 and focused on Tourte, the founder of modern bow making.

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I didn’t have time with all my travels to go to England and see this exhibition, so the book was the next best thing. For those interested in bows and the history of bow making I would very much recommend this new book.

It’s fascinating to see the different designs of heads and frogs. Some of which were clearly copied or offered great inspiration to later bow makers such as James Tubbs, Dominique Peccatte, and as mentioned in the book, Samuel Allen working for W.E. Hill.

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Available from:

http://www.magicbowpublications.com/

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2 Responses to “Tourte Le Jeune – bow making”

  1. william irish
    March 23rd, 2015 @ 4:18 pm

    I have a bow that has Tourte on it could it be a real Tourte? How would I tell?

  2. admin
    March 23rd, 2015 @ 4:59 pm

    Hello – If you are in North America, you should take your bow to a good violin shop. You will find a list of violin shops here on the American Federation of Violin & Bow Makers website:

    http://www.afvbm.org/american-federation-of-violin-and-bowmakers-member-directory

    Your bow will most likely be a Tourte copy but could still have some value. All the best!

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    1997 Silver medal for viola in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2010 Bronze medal for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2014 Workmanship award for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2016 Silver Workmanship medal for cello in the VSA Violin Making Competition, USA.

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