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Herman West

French bow?

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Spotted this (alleged) A. Vigneron bow, and I can't help but wonder whether it's genuine. 

The stamp doesn't look like it's been applied with the greatest care. The camber on the tip looks pretty though.

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Can't see much that's Vigneron-ish about that.

The tinsel lap & leather look like they might belong on an older French bow, but the chamfers are rough, the adjuster doesn't have the characteristic Vigneron collar and the frog looks like a bit of a bodge. I think a Vigneron with a square heel should have a 2-piece heel place where this is one-piece, but maybe I'm wrong ... more commonly they have rounded heels, that's what I'm familiar with.

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19 minutes ago, martin swan said:

Can't see much that's Vigneron-ish about that.

[...] the adjuster doesn't have the characteristic Vigneron collar [...] 

Like this:

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2 hours ago, Schwartzinc said:

Can't see much that's Vigneron-ish about that.

 

Perhaps you need to seek out more Vignerons, and I don't mean the ones with bottles...

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