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date: 14 November 2019


  • Jaak Liivoja-Lorius
  • , revised by Philip J. Kass


French family of bow makers. Victor Fétique (b Mirecourt, France, 19 Oct 1872; d Paris, France, 9 Jan 1933) apprenticed in Mirecourt with the Husson family, then with Emile Miquel, and finished his training under C.N. Bazin. He left for Paris in 1901 to join the workshop of Caressa & Français. In 1913 he set up his own business, where he was assisted by his brother Jules, his son Marcel, his nephew André Richaume, and other makers from Mirecourt. His bows exhibit the classic post-Bazin style and are highly regarded by players and connoisseurs. He favoured the stronger sticks then coming into vogue; they are stamped ‘vtor fétique à paris’ at the heel. He expositions of 1925 (at which he received the title Premier Ouvrier de France) and 1931.

His younger brother Jules Fétique (b Mirecourt, France, 6 Jan 1875; d Paris, France, 22 Oct 1951) also trained under Miquel and Bazin before moving to Paris in ...

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