Silver mounted violin bow by August Rau, Markneukirchen

August Rau learned the artisanry of bow making in the 80ies of the 19th century from the Nürnberger family

This fine August Rau violin bow originates from Markneukirchen. 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. In the early 20th century he manufactured this octagonal violin bow, bearing Rau's original stamp AUG.RAU on the shaft above the frog. August Rau used fine pernambuco wood of medium strength and good elasticity. The ebony frog is sterling silver mounted and...

August Rau learned the artisanry of bow making in the 80ies of the 19th century from the Nürnberger family

This fine August Rau violin bow originates from Markneukirchen. 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. In the early 20th century he manufactured this octagonal violin bow, bearing Rau's original stamp AUG.RAU on the shaft above the frog. August Rau used fine pernambuco wood of medium strength and good elasticity. The ebony frog is sterling silver mounted and features a beautiful Parisian eye and a marvelous nacre slide. The felt balance-point of this fine August Rau bow is centered, the balance point feesl well centered. The violin bow produces a warm, mellow and deep sound.

€ 2,800.00
approx. $ 3,052.00
Inventory no.
B941
Maker
August Rau
Provenance
Markneukirchen
Year
1910 circa
Tone
warm, mellow, deep
Weight
60.1 g
Feiner Geigenbogen von August Rau
Silver mounted violin bow by August Rau, Markneukirchen
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