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WP147 - Prosper Colas


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Product Code WP147
Weight and Total Length Weight 55.3 grams, Length 74.2 cm.

Sold with a certificate by:
Jean-François Raffin.
Expert Près La Cour d'Appel de Paris.

Balance point from tip of winder - 254 mm.

A very fine pernambuco bow by Prosper Colas signed Prosper Colas Paris on the stick. Prosper Colas' early life and training is not forthcoming, but it seems that he was born in Coincourt and apprenticed locally before arriving in Paris in 1871, he was said to work for J.B.Vuillaume whose influence can be seen in his earlier bows. He was making bows in his own right as early as 1871 his output peaked around 1900 which is when this bow was made. The bow is in excellent condition with just very minor blemishes. He also produced more basic bows, in bois d'abeille (bee wood) these have the P.C. stamp.