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Ascribed to
Francois Xavier Tourte
(b Paris, 1747; d 1835)
A gold and tortoiseshell-mounted violin bow, 19th century
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137
Ascribed to
Francois Xavier Tourte
(b Paris, 1747; d 1835)
A gold and tortoiseshell-mounted violin bow, 19th century
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Ascribed to
Francois Xavier Tourte
(b Paris, 1747; d 1835)
A gold and tortoiseshell-mounted violin bow, 19th century
octagonal stick, the tortoiseshell frog with gold rings and pearl eyes, the adjuster with two gold bands
59.5 grams
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Provenance

The bow has remained in the same British family since 1920

Literature

DOCUMENTS
A handwritten note from James Tubbs, London, dated 29th March 1883, stating the bow to be a genuine Tourte and a ' very fine specimen'
A receipt from David Laurie, Glasgow, dated 25th June 1892, for the sale of a gold and tortoiseshell frog and button
A receipt of sale for the bow, Glasgow, dated 8th March 1920, for £55, and a further receipt of sale dated the following day for £60 to a member of the current owner's family

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