Violin Bow by Eugène Cuniot-Hury, Mirecourt, circa 1890

Violin Bow by Eugène Cuniot-Hury, Mirecourt, circa 1890

About Eugène Cuniot-Hury

Cuniot-Hury was born in Mirecourt, one of the centres of French violin and bow making, and trained as a bow maker with his father. He was born plain Eugène Cuniot, adding his wife´s surname to his own upon their marriage. Cuniot-Hury took over his father´s workshop in 1884 and began to make bows which demonstrate the influence of Charles Nicholas Bazin.

If you are interested in comparing the two, a bow by C. N. Bazin can be found here. As the workshop became more successful, Cuniot-Hury employed several assistants, most notably Émile François Ouchard. The workshop was continued by Ouchard after Cuniot-Hury´s death in 1910.

About the bow

The bow was made in Mirecourt around 1890. It weighs 58 grams and the mounts are of silver and ebony. The round stick measures 729 mm in length.

How does it play?

The bow is made of very high-quality, dense pernambucco which allowed Cuniot-Hury to make the stick relatively slim. The combination of the excellent wood and the light stick gives this bow a vibrant, pure sound with lots of flexibility. It has a lovely range of crisp articulations and feels particularly agile in the hand.


The bow is in excellent condition.


The bow comes with the certificate of Raffin, Le Canu and Bigot.

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