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  1. Hello friends, My publication is out: "Sartory and the case of spurious bows" it is the complete story of Sartory's court battle in the US, and includes a lot of new important statistical information regarding his working methods etc. I tried to download the photo here, but no luck. Here is a link to a post on FB (3) Les Archetiers - Bow Makers : Dear all, my new publication "Sartory and the case of spurious bows" is out | Facebook
  2. Interesting thread. Btw, according to Sartory, his assistants did the rough work. He would finish all the bows himself. If you are interested, you can read my article from February Strad issue 2019 about Sartory and his legal battles against trademark infringement in America. Although Monsieur Sartory refrained from disclosing the names of his workmen/assistants in his deposition, we do know that prior to WWI, Sartory hired Jules Fetique in 1902, who stayed as his assistant until 1934.
  3. Incidentally, the Knopf family certainly were inspired by the work of their French counterparts such as this one by Persoit c.1805
  4. It looks to me like a typical 2nd generation Knopf family bow. C.W. Knopf produced four sons who carried on his craft: Christian Wilhelm Jr. (1799-1835), Karl Wilhelm (1803-1860), Christian Friedrich Wilhelm I (1808-1874) and Christian Friedrich Wilhelm II (1815-1897). I'm posting two examples below by Knopf family members: one of the sons of C.W. Knopf (C.W. Jr. or C.F.W. I) and Karl Moritz Knopf:
  5. Just came across this very interesting thread. This is no doubt a very nice example by Leman. The name of the instrument is "Izida", c.1908. Leman studied with Ernest Andre Salzard in Moscow (Arnold, Ludwig Otto and Arkhusen), later moved to Saint Petersburg. He was also a writer and editor and a professional billiards player. He wrote many books on violin making and violin acoustics. Admirers called him the "Messiah of the Violin". He declared himself the "Russian Stradivari". Initially that title was bestowed upon Ivan Batov in 1829 when he won the big silver medal at the 1829 Russian Exhi
  6. I don't have one, but would like to see some good examples. I have seen a few. I know his bows.
  7. Yes Henry R. Knopf. Preferably c.1919 and after. He modeled them on the Alard and Messiah Strad. Of course we all love his bows too.
  8. Does anyone here own a violin made by Henry R. Knopf?
  9. That is amazing to know. Thank you for sharing!!
  10. Just wondering, if anyone here aside from Dwight, have a Frank Kovanda bow? and is it branded F. KOVANDA? personal model or copy of Tourte or Peccatte or other? numbered?
  11. If you are in NYC, you should go visit Isaac Salchow.
  12. with the Pandemic, hard to say....but I'm close.
  13. It was possible maybe in the 1960's. But not anymore.
  14. My current articles in STRAD: Carlo Bisiach and his US connections November 2020 STRAD issue. Napoleonic Bows June 2020 STRAD issue Sartory and his legal battles against trademark infringement/ Phony Wars February 2019 STRAD issue. new research/bio on Venitian luthier Giulio Degani new research/bio on Venitian luthier Jago Peternella new research/bio on Roger Nestor Chittolini