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date: 14 November 2019

Eulry, Clément locked

  • Jaak Liivoja-Lorius

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(flc1760–1835). French bow maker and luthier, active in Mirecourt. His background remains obscure, but the previously accepted assumption that he was a pupil of Nicolas Maire or Pajeot fils now appears unlikely; as he was a generation older than these two makers, a reversal in the order of mentorship seems more plausible. The heads of Eulry’s bows are remarkably similar to those of Maire and Pajeot though less carefully finished. The frogs and buttons, the latter with octagonal rings, are typical of early 19th-century French work. Eulry is regarded as the first maker to use a metal thumb facing on the frog, a practice later popularized by Maire and Pajeot. His work is rarely seen and is stamped eulry on the butt. Eulry also produced Neapolitan-style mandolins; an example is in GB.L.v.

Apparently there was another bow maker called Clément Eulry, proper name Georges Eugène Ury (...

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