Fine bow by Thomassin, made for and sold by John and Arthur Beare of London (who's brand it bears). Silver and ebony mounted round Pernambuco wood stick; frog with ring and eyes; silver adjuster; branded "John & Arthur Beare"; weight = 61 grams. The bow is a fine example in excellent condition with the exception of some small repairs to the stick under the frog.
A really fine bow by this excellent maker who was largely responsible for the revival of the French bow making tradition in Mirecourt in the 1970's. Made whilst working for Pierre Vidoudez in Geneva. Certificate = Raffin (1995) Octagonal Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and ivory with ring and eyes and solid silver adjuster. Branded "Vidoudez Geneve" on the stick. Excellent condition. This bow could be used either as a violin bow or perhaps as a viola bow as it is fully weighted (68.5 grams with silver lap).