Violin Bow by the Morizot Frères, Mirecourt, circa 1950
About the Morizot FrèresThe brothers Morizot were a collection of five brothers, the sons of the bow maker Louis Morizot. The brothers took over the Mirecourt workshop of their father in 1937.
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 was high: the bows continue to be very popular with musicians today.
About the bowThe bow was made in Mirecourt around 1950. It weighs 62 grams and the mounts are of nickel and ebony. The stick is round and measures 731 mm in length.
How does it play?Whilst bows by the Morizot Frères are usually pretty quickly made, they almost always play absolutely brilliantly! This one is no exception: it´s strong without being in any way brutish and has lots of flex without collapsing. It has a lovely springy vitality to the character.
This bow would be a great partner for a violin that is slower to speak or needs a little more sound drawn out.
ConditionThe bow is in very good condition and comes with the certificate of Raffin, Le Canu and Bigot.
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