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.


pId4
Lyon & Healy Chicago, German violin bow ca. 1900 - frog
Lyon & Healy Chicago, German violin bow ca. 1900 - frog
head
head
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 60,0 g
Year: approx. 1900
Archive

Lyon & Healy Chicago, delicately engraved silver bow

In the early 20th century, the highly regarded Chicago -based violin shop Lyon & Healy blazed a new trail and began very successfully selling European stringed instruments. The company was established in 1864 and initially specialized in making harps. This silver bow with its finely engraved decoration was one of the ones they imported. The bow still bears the stamp “LION & HEALY CHICAGO” and was made by an unknown German craftsman (as a second stamp on the underside of the stick confirms), probably in Markneukirchen. The German tradition of excellent craftsmanship is not only evident in the bow's very fine features — tastefully engraved fittings of genuine silver and a mother-of-pearl eye on the ebony frog — but in the quality of the thick round stick of lovely reddish-brown pernambuco. With its very well distributed weight and thickness, the 60.0 g Lyon & Healy bow has a length of 74.5 cm and has a broad, centrally positioned balance point that inclines slightly towards the tip. It was made ready to play in our workshop and creates a bright and powerful sound that is somewhat gentle but very precise.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Franco Abanelli, Italian violin - Bologna, 1997
  • Outstanding Czech Violin by Mathias Heinicke, student of Eugeni Degani in Venice, 1911
  • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Fine viola by Ferdinand Kugler, Vienna, 1973
  • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow
  • Lothar Seifert, strong silver mounted viola bow, c.1980
  • Lightweight violin bow by Otto Dürrschmidt, silver mounted
  • F. C. Pfretzschner, powerful, active violin bow - silver
  • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
  • German Violin by Ludwig Gläsel jr., Markneukirchen
  • Recommendable Italian violin, 1970's, probably Giudici - warm, golden sound
  • Old German violin, c.1900, with a warm, large sound
  • Outstanding German violin, Saxony approx. 1910
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen, fine 1922 violin - Guarnerius model
  • Powerful Mittenwald violin from the Mittenwald violin-making school, 1960's
  • WORKED OVER/ NEW SOUND SAMPLE: 3/4 - violin, elegant French "Copie de Stradivari"
  • Outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1910
  • Fine Viennese master violin by Franz Angerer, 1898
  • Old French violin bow, J.T.L. "Sarasate maitre" model
  • Fine German violin bow, Knopf workshop, approx. 1890
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
  • Modern Italian violin, Luigi Agostinelli, 1953
  • Contemporary French violin, Alain Moinier, Mirecourt, 1992, No. 57
  • Modern French soloist viola, Jacques Camurat, Paris 1958
  • Justin Maucotel: A powerful French violin, c.1840