Ifshin Violins
Rare & Fine Instruments

The Ifshin Collection of Fine Bows

Over the years, Jay Ifshin has acquired many fine bows from the most skilled contemporary makers and has kept some of the best for his personal collection. He has recently put several particularly nice bows from his collection on sale. This in addition to an already spectacular selection of fine bows makes now an excellent time to upgrade your bow!

A.Lamy á Paris

A.Lamy á Paris

One of the premiere figures in Parisian bow making of the late 19th and early 20th  centuries, Lamy studied with Husson and Voirin before setting up his own shop in Paris in 1885. His work was in such demand that he never had to make bows for others like most other makers of the time. This bow is an exceptional example by this master and is in excellent condition.

Victor Fetique

Victor Fetique

Paris

P. Simon

P. Simon

Brazilwood stick, nickel mounted.

Victor Fetique

Victor Fetique

Paris

Gand & Bernardel

Gand & Bernardel

Paris

John Dodd

London. Frog by W.E. Hill & Sons

W.E.Hill & Sons

W.E.Hill & Sons

London

Guillaume á Bruxelles

Gold mounted

Roger Lotte

Mirecourt, gold/ebony

W.D. Watson

London, gold and ebony mounted

Morgan Andersen

Morgan Andersen

Available in gold/ebony and silver/ebonyCheck out this article on Morgan Andersen

Shop of Ouchard

 Shop of Ouchard

Branded DENIS

John Friedrich & Bros.

John Friedrich & Bros.

New York

John Aniano

John Aniano

Beginning on his own in 1978, Aniano continued studying bowmaking with William Salchow in the early 1980’s. Since 2002 he has worked with the renowned Yung Chin, whom Aniano considers his principal teacher and mentor. He won prizes at the VSA, including gold medal for a cello bow in 2006 and a viola bow in 2010. This bow is his personal model, inspired by Pajeot. The stick is strong and has spring, pulling a focused sound from the instrument.

J.S. Finkel

J.S. Finkel

Gold mounted.

Emmanuel Bégin

 Emmanuel Bégin

Montreal

Emmanuel Bégin

Emmanuel Bégin

Montreal

Morgan Andersen

Morgan Andersen

Silver and ebony mounted, multiple examples

P. Testa á Paris

P. Testa á Paris

(gold/ebony)

Thomas Dignan

Boston

Guillaume á Bruxelles

Guillaume á Bruxelles

Brussels, silver mounted

Franck Daguin

Lyon

Louis Bazin

Louis Bazin

nickel mounted

Louis Simon á Paris

Louis Simon á Paris

H.R. Pfretzscher

Jacques Poullot

Several examples. Read here for more information about Jacques Poullot.

Monique Poullot

Several examples. Read here for more information about Monique Poullot.

J.P. Bernard-Bruxelles

J.P. Bernard-Bruxelles

Sebastian Dirr

Several examples

W. Ernst

Several examples

J.P. Gabriel

Lothar Seifert

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