Handmade by a ‘Master Archetier’ this J.Thibouville-Lamy bow is made honouring the expertise of famed Mirecourt bow-maker Joseph Alfred Lamy.
Each bow blank is carefully selected from coveted stock of the finest 20-year seasoned Pernambuco and tested for resonance and elasticity before being used to make this fine Master bow. This meticulous grading process ensures that only the very finest sticks are selected with pieces of this resonant quality being few and far between. Finished with the finest quality ‘925’ Silver lapping and Burmese Ebony fully silver mounted Frog and unbleached Mongolian horsehair reflect the quality of materials used in this range of Master bows, supplied in a presentation box along with a certificate of authenticity.
Joseph Alfred Lamy – commonly referred to as ‘Père Lamy or Lamy Père’ and whose bows were originally stamped ‘LAMY A PARIS’ – was born in Mirecourt in 1850. From a young age Joseph apprenticed in this most respected of bow-making location.
Lamy Père came from a great period in French bow-making, receiving both Gold and Silver medals for his work at the Paris Exposition in 1889. Just like Francois Voirin, Joseph Lamy was influenced by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume’s style and design aspirations, and sought to build strong, weighty bows by increasing the volume of the stick and the frog.