Jean Joseph Martin violin bow, Mirecourt circa 1880
French bow maker Jean-Joseph Martin (1837-1910) was born in Mirecourt, where he apprenticed with Nicolas Rémy Maire. He worked in Paris at Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume's workshop from 1858-1863, before returning to Mirecourt to begin his own business. He later collaborated with Jérôme Thibouville Lamy and Emile Mennesson. Martin's bows are highly regarded.
Sold with a certificate of authenticity from Jean-François Raffin, Yannick Le Canu and Sylvain Bigot.