Cello bow by H. Cirilo, Brazil, 2022
This cello bow has now sold.
About H. Cirilo and L'archet BrasilThis bow was made by Cirilo for L'archet Brasil, the leading bow company which commissions work from master makers in Brazil. The bows are all handmade by individual archetiers before being distributed by the firm all across the world. The company has developed an excellent reputation for its focus on sustainability: their work in developing excellent alternatives to pernambuco is of particular note.
These bows are selected by us in conjunction with our Head of Workshop. We assess the bows for both quality and playing characteristics, selecting the best for sale.
About the cello bowThis cello bow is made of ipe, a Brazilian hardwood which is very dense. Ipe offers an excellent alternative to pernambuco at an affordable price.
The bow weighs 82 grams and the mounts are of nickel and ebony. The stick measures 695 mm in length and is round in cross section.
How does it play?This bow is superbly adaptable. It is nicely balanced and neither too strong nor too weak.
ConditionThe bow is in original mint condition.