A magnificent violin bow by DOMINIQUE PECCATTE (1810-1874)
Weight: 61 grams

This stunning gold and tortoiseshell violin bow by Peccatte is named for a previous owner, the Croatian virtuoso Zlatko Baloković (1895-1965). Balocović was also known for his acquisitions of many superb antique violins and bows over the course of his career.

One of the bow’s most recent owners was the late Dr. Ephraim Engleman. Engleman was a pioneering rheumatologist at the University of California, San Francisco and a violinist. He was one of the foremost American collectors and acquired the “Baloković” from Bein & Fushi.

About the “Balocović”

Elegant in both its craft and its playing, this Peccatte bow has a seemingly unlimited palette of rich color, strength, and stylistic refinement.

The “Balocović” has striking, all-original mounts of gold. The bow has beautifully-translucent tortoiseshell along with the handsome engraved “DP” on the ferrule. The bow would be a superb musical partner capable of the full range of repertoire or a jewel in any collection.

Photo: Matthew Tolzmann