Reference Library Biographies
B. 1853, d. 1902, Mirecourt
Grandson of Charles Baroux and a skilful, if little known bow maker.
Two makers of this name. The elder, according to Hans Weisshaar, made all the bows branded Johann Striber, killed in the Second World War.
The elder son of Ludwig Christian Bausch ('The German Tourte'), although his bows are less impressive than those of his father
Pupil of the violin maker J. B. Fritsche between 1818 ??" 1822.
The son of Louis Bazin, he branded his bows ??" like his grandfather before him ??" 'C. Bazin'.
Branded his bows 'C. Bazin'. Bazin's bows are of fine quality in the French style. Taught the gifted bow maker Louis Thomassin.
The son of Charles Nicolas Bazin, Gustave Bazin was apprenticed within the firm of Darte-Vuillaume and worked with Laurent in Mirecourt.
The younger son of Charles Nicolas Bazin, he began working for his father from the age of 12 and in 1915 took over his father's business
Apprenticed under his father Louis Bazin, Bazin also studied violin making with A. Dieudonne. Worked in Paris and Brussels before settling in Lille.
American maker, based in Minneapolis. Bows mostly based on the Tourte model.
Successor to the workshop of Giorgio Serafin in 1777. A very refined maker who sustained the Venetian school of violin making beyond the end of the classical period in Cremona
American maker, based in Newman Illinois.
A pupil of Giuseppe Guadagnini. Undistinguished craftsmanship, but good model and sound.
His work is among the rarest and best of the classical Cremonese, and the influences seen in it are broad
Younger son of Zosimo. Lived and worked with brother Nicola, and his own rare labelled work, dating from ca 1780 to 1800
Son of Carlo Bergonzi. Faced with increasing competition from growing numbers of violin makers throughout Europe,
Eldest son of Zosimo. Aided by a revival of interest in Cremonese making in the late eighteenth century,
Son of Carlo and younger brother of Michele Angelo. His work is extremely rare, confined to a mandolin and childs violin presently known.
Bernardel was apprenticed to Nicolas Lupot, before working alongside Charles Francois Gand
Used the brand 'Gand & Bernardel' or 'Gand Freres' in small letters, Gustave Bernardel made excellent bows based on a model similar to that of F.N. Voirin.
Leon Bernardel was the son of Ernest Bernardel and the nephew of Gustave.
Worked at Mirecourt in the last half of the 18th Century.
Working with Riccardo Antoniazzi in Milan, he developed a thriving business selling their own work and that of other contemporary makers.