Together with Eugene Sartory, Jules Fetique is considered to be the height of 20th century French bowmaking. Indeed, after studying with C.N. Bazin, Jules worked for Sartory for about 30 years. Jules also worked for the firms Caressa & Francais, Albert Caressa, and his brother, Victor Fetique, among others. Because his work was consistently excellent throughout his career, the French government awarded him with the title, "Un des meilleurs ouvriers de France" in 1927, the highest award for craftsmen. He worked on his own from 1934 until his death in 1951, always maintaining his superb quality. This viola bow is in mint condition, and is an excellent example of his work. At 66.3 grams, it is nimble and strong, drawing a rich viola tone any instrument.