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German Cello bow by W. A. Pfretzschner, circa 1920 - frog
German Cello bow by W. A. Pfretzschner, circa 1920 - frog
German Cello bow by W. A. Pfretzschner, circa 1920 - frog
German Cello bow by W. A. Pfretzschner, circa 1920 - head
German Cello bow by W. A. Pfretzschner, circa 1920 - head
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Wilhelm August Pfretzschner
Length of back: 75.9 g
Year: approx. 1920
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German Cello bow by W. A. Pfretzschner, circa 1920

This perfectly balanced German cello bow was crafted around 1920 and is an outstanding piece which hails from the atelier of Wilhelm August Pfretzschner. Amongst the many members of this wide-ranging family tree full of highly esteemed bow makers, W. A. Pfretzschner stood out for having gone to great lengths in following the principles of the French art of the bowmakers' craft, following in the footsteps of the great Hermann Richard Pfretzschner. Consequently, the dynamic and active characteristics of this cello bow are extremely convincing: its balance point is perceived as being centrally located and is measured at 24.6 cm of the total length of 71.3 cm. The round, strong stick is made of reddish-brown pernambuco, whilst the frog was crafted from the finest ebony. The Pfretzschner crest is blazoned into the side of the frog, which rounds out the bow's classical beauty with a mother-of-pearl eye and nickel-silver fittings. W. A. Pfretzschner's name is also stamped into the side of the stick. At our specialist atelier, we set the bow up thoroughly and made it ready to play. It comes warmly recommended.

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