Violin Bow by Charles Claude Husson, Paris, circa 1880

Violin Bow by Charles Claude Husson, Paris, circa 1880

About Charles Claude Husson

Charles Claude Husson served his apprenticeship under his father, Claude Charles Nicolas Husson. There were two apprentices working at almost exactly the same time: the celebrated Joseph Arthur Vigneron was his fellow worker and step-brother. What a workshop! Husson the younger went on to work for Vuillaume, Voirin and Gand and Bernardel Frères before setting up his own Parisian workshop around 1880.

About the bow

The bow weighs 59 grams and the mounts are of silver and ebony. The stick measures 729 mm in length.

How does it play?

This bow has an exceptional tone: it brings out all the richness available in the violin whilst adding a fantastic bloom of upper frequencies, giving the overall sound a great deal of sparkle, excitement and projection. Off the string, this bow performs exceptionally well. The notorious ricochet at the end of the Mendelssohn Concerto cadenza suddenly has so much more scope when played with this bow!


The bow is in excellent condition.


It comes with the certificate of Bernard Millant and is stamped C.H. Husson à Paris on the player side of the stick.

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