- Philip J. Kass
Family of French bow makers. Claude-Charles Nicolas Husson (b Mirecourt, France, 23 Nov 1823; d Mirecourt, 21 Oct 1872) was a maker of good Peccatte-inspired bows for the trade. He was a founding member of the firm Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy & Cie. He was also the teacher of Joseph Alfred Lamy and Joseph Arthur Vigneron.
His son and pupil Charles Claude Husson (b Mirecourt, 31 Dec 1846; d c1915) worked for J.B. Vuillaume from 1873 to 1875 and for Voirin in 1875, thereafter working for most of the important Parisian makers and dealers. His work resembles that of J.A. Vigneron but with a rounder and more Voirin-like head model. Both he and his father used the brand ‘CH. HUSSON À PARIS’.
One of Claude-Charles’s brothers, Pierre Husson (b Mirecourt, 22 Aug 1830; d Paris, 29 March 1912), worked with him until 1872, then moved to Paris; his rare bows are stamped ‘HUSSON-DUFOUR À PARIS’, Dufour being his wife’s family name, thus distinguishing himself from his nephew....