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Probably August Rau, fine German violin bow

Fine Markneukirchen violin bow, probably August Rau

  • fine unstamped violin bow from Markneukirchen
  • excellent masterpiecem from around 1910
  • octagonal stick made of finest pernambuco wood
  • ebony frog and adjuster made in the Parisian style
  • perfectly balanced bow, powerful, clear, French sound

August Rau...

Fine Markneukirchen violin bow, probably August Rau

  • fine unstamped violin bow from Markneukirchen
  • excellent masterpiecem from around 1910
  • octagonal stick made of finest pernambuco wood
  • ebony frog and adjuster made in the Parisian style
  • perfectly balanced bow, powerful, clear, French sound

August Rau learned the artisanry of bow making in the 80ies of the 19th century from the N├╝rnberger family

This fine violin bow originates from Markneukirchen, it was probably made in the workshop of August Rau. After having worked in Dresden for several years, August Rau perfected his skills by the help of the renowned masters Knopf and Weichold. In the year 1890 he established his own business in Markneukirchen. Fine pernambuco wood of medium strength, high tension and perfect elasticity was selected for the delicate octagonal stick. The ebony frog is nickel mounted and features a beautiful ebony frog with capsule adjuster made inb the French style. The felt balance-point of this fine probably August Rau violin bow is centered, the balance point feels well centered. The violin bow produces a warm, clear, crisp, French sound and deserves our highest recommendation.

Inventory no.
B997
Maker
August Rau
Provenance
Markneukirchen
Year
1910 circa
Tone
warm, mellow, deep
Weight
55.8 g
August Rau Markneukirchen
Probably August Rau, fine German violin bow
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