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A gold-mounted violin bow by François Xavier Tourte

Paris, circa 1795

This elegant and typical bow by one of the most important bow makers of all time is truly a player’s bow. Its range of overtones and its flexibility to mould... read more

A gold-mounted violin bow by François Xavier Tourte

Paris, circa 1795

This elegant and typical bow by one of the most important bow makers of all time is truly a player’s bow. Its range of overtones and its flexibility to mould the sound according to the player’s imagination are extraordinary. This is truly a bow that combines the charm of an ‘old world’ sound with modern playing requirements.

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Jean-François Raffin examines a gold-mounted violin bow by François Xavier Tourte

16 October 2019

  François Xavier Tourte trained as a watchmaker before becoming the assistant of his bow maker brother Nicolas Léonard. He worked with the celebrated violinists of his day, G.B. Viotti and Rodolphe Kreutzer, to develop what we now know as... Read more

Life in a musical dynasty

28 October 2015

Francis de Pasquale’s daughter, Linda de Pasquale, reminisces about her father’s musical life. Francis de Pasquale was born in Philadelphia, on December 16, 1920. He became a member of the great Philadelphia Orchestra in 1943 while he was still a... Read more

Two remarkable cello bows, two remarkable bow makers

18 September 2015 - Oxley, Peter

François Xavier Tourte (b. 1748; d. 1835) The name of François Xavier Tourte remains the most celebrated in the entire canon of bowmaking for justifiable reasons: he effectively established the ‘modern bow’ which – except for a few minor adaptations... Read more

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Selling with Ingles & Hayday

We offer buyers and sellers a bespoke private sale service, sourcing exceptional instruments and bows and matching them with the most discerning buyers...

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Buying at Ingles & Hayday

Tim Ingles and Paul Hayday will offer an initial evaluation of the authenticity and value of your instrument or bow to recommend an auction estimate and reserve price for your instrument or bow...

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Written Valuations & Certificates

Tim Ingles and Paul Hayday will offer an initial evaluation of the authenticity and value of your instrument or bow. At this stage, the assessment is free and without obligation. In the first instance, we suggest submitting good-quality images to us, preferably by email to info@ingleshayday.com or by completing the valuation form.

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Buying at Ingles & Hayday

We hold two auctions a year at Sotheby’s in London, generally in March and October. We also have a selection of instruments and bows for private sale all year round. Please contact us for more information.

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