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  1. Dear all, my current article is in the January 2023 STRAD magazine. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE | The Strad January 2023 and String Courses supplement (pocketmags.com)
  2. I know this is a very old thread. But as it pertains to Jago Peternella, here is a link to my article I wrote for Tarisio: New research into Peternella’s life reveals a prolific, resourceful maker, who pursued economic opportunity in many different cities https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/jago-peternella/
  3. My current article is about the Herrmann Dynasty featured in the August2021 issue of STRAD magazine. Tells the full story of this family of master makers.
  4. Just came across this very interesting thread...btw, among the makers producing bows for R. Weichold were Wilhelm Knopf, August Moritz Knopf and August Rau.
  5. Dear friends, my Part 2 of the Knopf Dynasty will be featured in the August issue of the STRAD magazine. Stay tuned.
  6. Unfortunately the cause of his death is not listed in his death certificate. Btw, my Part 2 of the Knopf Dynasty will be featured in the August issue.
  7. If any of you are interested, my research on the Knopf Dynasty is featured in the June 2021 issue of STRAD magazine.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Incidentally, the Knopf family certainly were inspired by the work of their French counterparts such as this one by Persoit c.1805
  11. 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:
  12. 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 Exhibition (Manufacturing Expo). Leman stands out as one of the most important researchers in violin acoustics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Leman traveled to Italy and other countries in Western Europe to study the works of great masters.
  13. I don't have one, but would like to see some good examples. I have seen a few. I know his bows.
  14. 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.
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