Morizot Freres branded Conet a Lyon
The Morizot brothers were remarkably productive, able to make 5 or 6 bows of good quality a day. The five brothers were all trained by their father, Louis Morizot Sr., a student of the great Eugene Sartory. Around 1937 the sons took over control of the workshop, still working alongside their father. The five brothers worked in an assembly line style, wherein the tasks of roughing out the sticks, making the frogs, finishing and cambering the sticks, were all divided equally. They made bows for various violin makers throughout France and beyond, and many of their bows are branded with the names of these dealer makers. This bow is branded Conet, who was the most important maker in Lyon. Made around 1950, at the height of their abilities, the bow is strong and balanced. It is accompanied by a Millant certificate from 2005.