Joseph Kun - Ottawa
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A beautifully made French bass bow by Joseph Kun in Ottawa, Canada, ca. 1980. Octagonal stick made of very fine Pernambuco, with silver tip, silver winding, and black thumb leather. Frog is ebony fully mounted in silver with pearl eye surrounded by silver ring, abalone slide, and three-piece silver and ebony button.
Joseph Kun (b. 1930 - d. 1996) was born in Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Ottawa in 1968, where he began a multi-faceted career of crafting fine bows and violins, inventor of the Kun shoulder rest, and co-author of "The Art of Bowmaking".