Viola bow by Jean-Jacques Millant, Paris, circa 1955

This viola bow has now sold.

Viola bow by Jean-Jacques Millant, Paris, circa 1955

About Jean-Jacques Millant

The son of violin maker Roger Millant, Jean-Jacques Millant was born in Paris in 1928. He served his apprenticeship with the Morizot brothers before returning to Paris to work in the workshop of his father and uncle.

Jean-Jacques was famed for his excellent workmanship and is widely regarded as one of the best French bow makers post Sartory. His cousin Bernard Millant was also a bow maker in the workshop and became one of France's leading bow experts.

About the bow

The bow is mounted in silver and ebony and weighs 72 grams. The round stick measures 732 mm in length.

How does it play?

This bow possesses the rare combination of having a firm and lively stick that somehow feels as though it sits deeply in the string. The bow provides a very wide range of colours and works brilliantly off the string too.


The bow is in very good condition.

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