F X Tourte

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The Ex-Amaryllis Fleming. Born in 1748, Francois Xavier was a pioneering bow designer and maker. His work encompassed the Cramer, Swan and Hatchet styles, culminating in the definitive form of the modern bow at the end of the 18th century. This Golden Period example has a certificate of authenticity by Jean-Francois Raffin and correspondence from J & A Beare Ltd.

 

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