EugÃ¨ne Cuniot-Hury violin bow for JÃ©rÃ´me Thibouville Lamy, Mirecourt circa 1895
French bow maker EugÃ¨ne Cuniot (1861â1910) studied and worked with his father, bow maker Pierre Cuniot (1839â1884) in Mirecourt, France. Upon marrying into the prominent Hury family in 1894, he became known as "Cuniot-Hury." His bows show the influence of Dominique Peccatte, FranÃ§ois Nicolas Voirin, and members of the Bazin family, including his famous colleague, Charles Nicolas Bazin.
Cuniot-Hury's Mirecourt workshop grew to rival Bazin's, employing several outstanding and prolific bow makers, including Louis Morizot, Alfred Lamy, and Ãmile FranÃ§ois Ouchardâhis main assistant who took over the shop after Cuniot-Hury's death. Many of the bows made in the Cuniot-Hury workshop were produced for other dealers and violin makers and subsequently bear the brands of those firms.