Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


3/4 - fine 19th century 3/4-sized violin bow - frog
3/4 - fine 19th century 3/4-sized violin bow - frog
3/4 - fine 19th century 3/4-sized violin bow - frog
- head
- head
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Knopf / a contemporary
Length of back: 44.8 g
Year: 1880 circa
Archive

3/4 - 19th century, fine violin bow

Fine, historical violin bows in ¾-size are highly sought-after rarities, especially if they can rightfully claim to come from a famous 19th-century atelier or its direct tradition. This particular bow was created around 1880 in Markneukirchen, then the capital city for making bows in Germany. The ebony frog is mounted in genuine silver and features a large mother-of-pearl eye, as is common for violin bows which were made following the rich traditions of the Knopf studio. The bow measures a total of 67.5 cm and has an especially finely crafted head, with a long protracted nose and its original head plate. Remarkably beautiful brown pernambuco was used for the octagonal stick. Its balance point is measured at 22.8 cm (incl. button) and feels even more well-centred and very broad. With a total weight of 44.8 g, the bow is very evenly balanced, and it has a distinctive lightness that lets young virtuosi play with great nuance. Its outstanding, strong sound is bright, clear and brilliant.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Fine master violin bow by C.A. Hoyer, Markneukirchen
  • Excellent German violin bow after Lupot, approx. 1940
  • SALE 1920's German violin by Otto Ebner, Augsburg
  • German oil varnished violin from Saxony, approx. 1940
  • SALE Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • French Richelme violin No. 23, Marseille 1869 - collector's piece
  • Older English violin, made in the 1940's - warm, golden tone
  • German master violin, Otto Gläsel, Gelsenkirchen
  • MARMA, silver violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1920
  • Antique French 1/2 violin, J.T.L. Compagnon c.1880
  • SALE Italian violin from the 1970's - warm, mellow sound
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine master violin, 1940's. Probably American
  • Contemporary English violin, Elspeth Noble 1991 - Guarnerius model
  • SALE Attractive old Czech violin, a beautiful Stradivarius model
  • Recommendable Czech viola, made in the Italian style
  • SALE Fine Viennese master violin, c.1910
  • H. Derazey workshop, large 19th century French violin
  • Powerful Markneukirchen violin, approx. 1940. Guarnerius model
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Lorenzo Bergonzi, Mantova, 1992
  • SALE German cello bow. Probably H. R. Pfretzschner, silver mounted
  • Contemporary Italian violin from the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna - concert master choice!
  • Mid 20th century Markneukirchen violin - concert master choice!
  • CHRISTMAS SALE Contemporary Italian violin, Virgilio Cremonini, 2012
  • Modern Chinese violin by Beare & Son. Beijing 1995