F. Lotte (Attr.)

Mirecourt, c. 1920 - 1930


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Model: Octagon Pernambuco with Maillechort Fittings with Sterling Silver Tip
Weight: 152 Grams
Length of Stick from Tip (not including Screw): 26 1/2"
Playing Length of Hair: 21 1/4"
Comments: This Bow which is an absolute powerhouse came to us as a Lotte. I spoke to two dealers that have owned this Bow in the past and both confirmed it was as papered. Another dealer/appraiser thinks otherwise but along similar lines. One author notes 5 makers of this period that made bows stamped only 'France'. They were sold to other shops to be re-branded or exported for re-sale. Of the 5 makers listed besides F.Lotte, Ouchard Pere' is also one of them and the last appraiser thinks he is a possibility along with maybe a maker that worked for Lamy. Also, he mentioned it looks like a maker that made bows for Paul Bisch. Recently I had a Bow in here sold as P.Bisch with a faint hint of that makers stamp. It also had 'France' on the end as well and was nearly identical to this bow. I found also 4 Violin bows previously auctioned that were stamped P. Bisch but accredited to Lotte according to them. Recently another dealer visited me and said, 'Yes, this IS a Lotte' without hesitation. I have also seen another near identical bow with that 'France' stamp there but in the side of the stick, another name was stamped in like you see on Bisch bows. So these were most likely trade bows as suspected.

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