Cello bow by Victor François Fétique, Paris, circa 1920
This cello bow has now sold.
About Victor FétiqueVictor Fétique was born in Mirecourt in 1872 and completed his apprenticeship there before moving to Paris in 1901, working alongside Claude Thomassin amongst others. Having set up his own workshop in 1913, Fétique produced a great number of very fine bows and was awarded several prizes for his excellent craftsmanship.
About the cello bowThe bow was made in Paris circa 1920.
The bow weighs 83 grams and the mounts are of silver and ebony. The round stick measures 693 mm in length and is made of fine quality pernambuco.
How does it play?This is a brilliantly smooth bow and feels just like a Sartory to play. It has a great amount of strength but never at the expense of phrasing and nuance. A superb playing bow which will provide quality and reliability in all contexts.
ConditionThe bow is in very good condition.
CertificationThe bow comes with a 2012 Beare certificate.