Louis Morizot Pére began his training with Eugene Cuniot at the large Cuniot-Hury shop. At the turn of the 20th century, he continued his apprenticeship at the C.N. Bazin shop, a common step for young bow makers perfecting their skill. Around World War I he went to work with the great Sartory, the final pass in his formal training. He established his own shop in Mirecourt in 1919 and very early on his sons began assisting him.
By 1925 the Morizot family was able to produce a large number of well made bows, allowing them to supply a large number of bows to various dealers in France and beyond. In 1933 he incorporated his five sons into a shop known as Louis Morizot & fils (Louis Morizot and Sons).
Together they produced great numbers of bows of consistent quality, frequently with superb playing characteristics. The bows of the Morizot family were sold at such firms as Serdet, Collin-Mezin, René Bernardel, Emil Boulangeot, R & M Millant and many others. Many of Louis Morizot Pére’s bows were made for, and branded by, such makers as Eugene Sartory and Victor Fetique. The Morizot bows in our collection are of their finest quality, some of them in pristine condition. They are well balanced and responsive, and represent classic French work of the 20th century.