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  1. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    Interesting.. Would there by any change be any value in this cello bow if it turns out to be all original? When i look for "Cello bow Bausch school" - i find that the price range is quite fluctuating. I take it that the condition and the quality of the wood/bow are among the important factors. I think, it should be examined in hand by an expert to come to a realistic value. But my guess, seen the current information, would be around 1000-1500 dollar. Would that be correct?
  2. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    I've received a reply from Klaus. After seeing the photo's, he has the following opinion: "The bow is German around 1870-80 perhaps. But I don't see a Bausch or Knopf in the pictures, the model yes, but not more." He mentioned in the following correspondence: "For what I can see it's a Nickel mounted Cello bow in the Bausch model, or "school" if you want." I am personally not too sure about the bow being completely nickel mounted. I believe, like previously stated, that only the adjuster is nickel mounted. Still an interesting, old bow in the end which actually plays quite well, I think. Thanks again for the feedback - I very much appreciate it.
  3. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate it. Ok, i've just send Richard an e-mail with the photo's of the bow. I'm uncertain of the ferrule, but it seems to me to be a former repair.
  4. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    I've examined the bow in terms of condition; The frog is mostly worn and has a thin crack above the pearl eye, but the crack doesn't seem to be too deep. This can probably be glued/repaired. The stick is free of cracks but has a minor dent at the head, this is only cosmetic.
  5. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    Thank you for your in depth explanation, that answers a lot of my questions. When I summarise all the aspects, I guess, it wouldn't hurt to send the bow to an expert on German bows for an evaluation. Could you perhaps recommend such an expert? Or would you deem it futile due to the worn condition to put time and energy into this?
  6. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    I added a few additional pictures. Does these pictures confirm the post 1880 time-frame?
  7. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    Interesting! Then the main identity is clear. I noticed something else; The ferrule is partly raised with a bit of additional silver - an old repair?
  8. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    I measured the stick. 69.5 cm, without the adjuster. That makes it a cello bow, I assume.
  9. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    I tried to take a clear picture of the stamp, but it's quite faded. Especially the last letters. What I read is: "k x(?) o p f". "Knopf" seems logical, is this correct?
  10. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    Yes, I agree, that seems quite right.
  11. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    Thank you, that's interesting to know. Yes I agree, the adjuster seem to be replaced.
  12. Rémon

    Viola bow ID

    Hi, This viola bow was included when I bought an viola lately. At first, I didn't think much of it, but after I cleaned the bow, it turned out a bit better than I first anticipated. It seems to be a rather old bow. The condition is unfortunately not too good. To me, it doesn't seem to be a typical German bow, somehow. Would be grateful for some input.
  13. That's very helpful, thanks a lot!
  14. Haha, yes.. Thanks for the feedback.
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