Violin bow certificate terms

December 29, 2005 at 06:02 AM · Hi evreybody,

Could someone explain the difference to me between "school" and "atelier" of a maker?I have seen certificates with both terms.

Thank you

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December 29, 2005 at 04:04 PM · Usually:

School: Makers inspired and/or influenced by, usually (but not always) in the same area and period.

Atelier: Simply a workshop or workshop setting. It implies less "personal" work. ie. "made in the atelier (workshop) of so-and-so.

Made by X: Implies personal work (or at least what is considered personal level work).

December 29, 2005 at 05:50 PM · and to add to what Jeffrey stated, in terms of value, "Atelier" (workshop of) will cost more than "l'Ecole" (school of)... :)

December 30, 2005 at 01:11 AM · Thanks!

January 3, 2006 at 09:24 PM · I had been taught that "School" was supposed to be from the same period, and that "Style" could be from a completely different time period, but based on a particlular makers or schools style.

As an example, if I currently made a bow patterned after a Dominic Peccatte bow, that would be in the Peccatte "Style" (since I am not of the period of D. Peccatte).

January 4, 2006 at 01:40 AM · That is of course a given. No? :)

January 4, 2006 at 09:20 PM · Well if you ask my son, he might say we are closer than I would like to think.

January 4, 2006 at 10:41 PM · Angelo wrote: "I had been taught that "School" was supposed to be from the same period, and that "Style" could be from a completely different time period, but based on a particlular makers or schools style."

You are correct in theory, but sometimes "School of" is used to denote a direct lineage. When used in that fashion, the period can get a bit "stretched".

January 4, 2006 at 11:10 PM · Yes, although to me a direct lineage would have a direct relation to "trained by" as opposed to "tried to copy the picture in L"Archet"

January 5, 2006 at 03:56 AM · I'm confused... I don't think I said anything about copying a photo...?

January 5, 2006 at 11:43 PM · I was referring to actually making a bow, using L'Archet as your guide vs. being actually trained by someone with a direct lineage to a certain school/shop/maker.

January 6, 2006 at 01:00 AM · OK Angelo... Yes, I agree.

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