Definitely one of the more exciting fruits of my trip! Two virtually mint Daniel Parker's, both made around 1715 - a violin and viola - together in a double case. in all likelihood my favourite maker of all time, and unbelievably rare!
Otto Hoyer 'Parisier' provides an important link between the French and German bow making traditions, having spent time in the Paris workshops of J. Vuillaume in the middle of the century. Hoyer made for the French market!