A Nicolas Pierre Tourte bow 1740–50
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Gorgeously elegant 18th-century violin, viola and cello bows
5. A Nicolas Pierre Tourte bow 1740–50
Nicolas Pierre Tourte (the father of the bow-making family) was born around 1700 and died in 1764. This example is from around 1740-50. His two sons, François Xavier and Nicolas Léonard were also renowned bow makers.