Bang on-line: New record price for a violin bow

Beares tell us that a silver and ebony mounted violin bow by François Xavier Tourte (c.1825) sold on Monday for a world record auction price of $288,960.

The bow is believed to have been owned by Bronislaw Huberman, founder of the Israel Philharmonic, and bears his engraved initials. It was bought at auction by a professional violinist.

Huberman

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  • I wonder if Joshua bell bought it. He would then have the 1713 Gibson strad (which was Huberman’s violin) and he would have his bow.

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