corilon violins
Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow - frog
Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow - frog
Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow - head
Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow - head
Inventory No.: A97
Provenance: Schönlind
Maker: E.L. Herrmann
Length of back: 67.5 g
Year: mid 20th century
Tone: Large, warm

From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow

In the context of the Vogtland region's multifaceted bow-making tradition, the Herrmann name stands for a veritable dynasty of excellent master craftsmen dating back to the early 18th century. This fine E. L. Herrmann viola bow from the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan (violist of Vienna Philharmonics) features the family crest on the frog as a self-confident expression of their standing, and Edwin Lothar Herrmann's original stamp can be seen on the stick. It is clearly a masterpiece in the style which was prevalent in the 1950/1960s, and it is probably one of E. L. Herrmann's late pieces; until 1960 he worked under his own name but remained at his father's atelier in Markneukirchen-Schönlind. The octagonal stick of dark reddish-brown pernambuco is of medium strength. Its well-crafted head reflects Edwin Lothar Herrmann's talent and the good training he received from his father and grandfather. The ebony frog with silver mountings is decorated by a mother-of-pearl eye, a white slide and a three-part button. Its balance point is at 26.0 cm (including the button) and is perceived as being in the upper half of the total length of 74.2 cm. The viola bow weighs 67.5 g and has wonderful playing characteristics. It is in outstanding condition, with only a minor flaw on the lower edge of the frog. With its large, warm, dark sound, it is worthy of our special recommendation. Prof. Günter Szkokan selected it with his fine 1973 Viennese viola by Ferdinand Kugler, that is available for purchase as well.

Share it, make it social

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Mittenwald violin, Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1910
  • Excellent French violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • German violin, Bubenreuth, probably Framus 1970's
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Old French violin with a soloist tone, atelier Georges Coné, Lyon 1928
  • Excellent French violin, Collin-Mézin (fils), 1947, "Le Victorieux", No. 120
  • French master violin No. 89, Paul Beuscher, "special cremone", 1937
  • French violin No. 73, Chenantais & Le Lyonnais, Nantes, 1933
  • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820
  • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • Fine 19th century Klingenthal master violin - warm, sweet, aged tone
  • H. Emile Blondelet workshop, old French violin, 1933  (Emile Blondelet)
  • Old, handmade Mittenwald orchestral violin, 1960's
  • Silver mounted Cello bow, Swiss Finkel workshop
  • French Ary cello bow, Mirecourt approx. 1980
  • French cello bow, Ary France - superior quality
  • Fine and powerful French violin bow, Marie Louis Piernot, Paris (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • Fine French violin bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Franco Abanelli, Italian violin - Bologna, 1997
  • Contemporary Italian master violin, Virgilio Cremonini, 2012
  • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
  • Historically interesting French violin, by René Bazin, Lille 1936
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
  • Franco Albanelli, 1991: A fine contemporary Italian violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)