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What do some of these tiny ferrule stamps mean?
ClefLover posted a topic in The Auction ScrollI came across this picture of a ferrule included with an outfit on eBay. Curious as to what some of these stamps mean. I recognize the “925” silver stamp, the FXS shield and the Lyon insignia, but no idea of the other two. Seller lists it as a French trade bow... never seen so many stamps on a bow before. A bit gaudy if you ask me.
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unusual Pfretzschner cello bow
DavidB posted a topic in The PegboxI recently came across this unusual-looking cello bow stamped H R Pfretzschner and stamped with the Saxonian crest. The frog has an unusual "striped" aspect, and the slide has alternating bands of white (bone? ivory?) within the same wood as the rest of the frog. The tip plate is mostly gone. The pictures aren't great, I know, but what do you all think about this strange frog? Any idea if this could be a genuine Pfretzschner? I tried it out and found that it plays nicely - knowing of course that the balance will change once the tip plate is replaced - but the stick is somewhat soft in the middle. Is this a flaw that can be corrected by recambering? The stick is nice and straight, with no warping, cracks or flaws that I could detect with a magnifying glass. It's offered for sale at an antiques shop by someone who clearly knows nothing about bows or instruments, but knew enough to google "Pfretzschner" and slap a 2,500 euro price tag on it. I've bargained him down to 800 euros. What do you all think? Thanks for your replies!
A trunk find (Kofferraumfund): the bow
franciscus posted a topic in The PegboxMy neighbor gave me this bow, as his New Year's gift for me: He buys used cars in Germany and sells them here in Bosnia. In the last one he bought, he found that bow in the trunk. The bow is very stiff (really very stiff, in comparison to violin bows, but I do not know how stiff one cello bow have to be). I do not see any marks on it. Its weight is 85.2 grams. My knowledge about cello bows is so comprehensive that I scarcely dared to write that it is the cello bow, so I hope that some kind Maestronaut could write a few words about it. I do not know anything about cello bows, so every word would be highly appreciated. Thanks, Franc