Francois Nicolas Voirin Bow
F.N. Voirin- Bow maker: 1833-1885 was the cousin of Jean baptiste Vuillaume and his work in the Vuillaume workshop gave him access to most distinguished bow makers of the Peccatte school. But Voirin was largely inspired by the work of Pierre Simon and Vuillaume himself.
Most of the bows coming out of the Vuillaume workshop of the perior, which features an eye with a tiny lens microfilm are by Voirin.
Voirin later left the Vuillaume firm setting up his own workshop where he hired Louis Thomassin to assist him and Joseph Lamy later joined the shop. Both worked along side him until his death in 1885. Voirins bows are among the best and most important in the history of the trade!
I am happy to own one of his bows!!