Viola Bow by Morizot Frères, Mirecourt, circa 1960

Viola Bow by Morizot Frères, Mirecourt, circa 1960

About the Morizot Frères

The brothers Morizot were a partnership of five brothers, the sons of the bow maker Louis Morizot. The brothers took over the Mirecourt workshop of their father in 1937 and ran it successfully until the 1970s.

They had a very strong work ethic and each had a clearly defined role within the workshop, a bit like Snow White´s seven dwarves but focused on frogs, buttons and cutting mortices. Their output was prolific and demand for the bows of the Morizot workshop is high.

About the bow

This viola bow was made in Mirecourt around 1960. The bow weighs 70 grams and the mounts are of nickel and ebony. The round stick is of good pernambuco and measures 728 mm in length.

How does it play?

This is a nice strong stick which sits in the string comfortably. It works well off the string and is easy to control. The bow draws out a fantastic resonance, evening out any disparities across the range.


The bow is in excellent condition and comes with the certificate of Raffin, Le Canu and Bigot written in 2020. It is stamped L. Morizot above the frog on the player side.

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