Jean Jacques Millant was born in 1928, the son of violin maker Roger Millant. At the age of 18, he trained as a bowmaker in Mirecourt with the Morizot brothers for two years before moving to Paris to work for his father and uncle, Max Millant, eventually opening his own shop in 1950. In 1970, Millant was awarded the title "Un de Meilleurs Ouvriers de France". His work follows closely the style set by Dominique Peccatte, and, as a result, are highly sought after by professionals and soloists for their exceptional playing characteristics. He is widely regarded as one of the most important makers of the 20th century.
This bow, including six violin bows from the same collection, was purchased brand new from the maker directly in Paris around 1968-1970 and placed into a box, not to be touched until today. The winding, leather, and even the hair are is original to the bow. It is, for all intents and purposes, untouched since the day it was initially purchased and is deserving of the most discerning collectors.