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  1. Dear all, my next in-depth article about German Master Bow Maker Richard Otto Gläsel, assistant to Claude Thomassin in Paris, will be featured in the April 2024 STRAD magazine.
  2. After much success, E. Sartory signed with Simson & Frey in 1910. By 1913, Samuel Buegeleisen had compromised Sartory’s relationship with his US distributor Simson & Frey, and after 1913, Sartory relied upon exclusive sole agents in the US, such as Henry R. Knopf of New York and Knopf’s good friend E.J. Albert / Violins in Philadelphia and others.
  3. I just came across this very interesting thread. If anyone is interested in reading my publication, let me know or you can look for it online: "Sartory and the Case of Spurious Bows". Incidentally, comparing Knopf making bows for Kittel (1860-1868) and Buegeleisen's fraudulent scheme is not a good comparison. Buegeleisen was a successful "sheister", who also created a fake bow maker Leon Pique and promoted him as if he was from a dynasty of makers. You can also read a short version of my publication in the STRAD February 2019 issue.
  4. does anyone here know the provenance of The London/Boccherini Stradivari cello 1694 on loan to Kian Soltani?
  5. 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)
  6. 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/
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Dear friends, my Part 2 of the Knopf Dynasty will be featured in the August issue of the STRAD magazine. Stay tuned.
  10. 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.
  11. If any of you are interested, my research on the Knopf Dynasty is featured in the June 2021 issue of STRAD magazine.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. Incidentally, the Knopf family certainly were inspired by the work of their French counterparts such as this one by Persoit c.1805
  15. 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:
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