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I 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.
Hi all, Hoping for a bit of help/suggestions: A local is selling a cello bow, no name. I find the stick and head quite striking and beautiful. The frog is obviously pretty worn, and the crude screws in the underslide makes me think German. But do any of you want to venture a guess or help close in on what this might be? Sorry for the hyperlinks instead of photos - don't think I am allowed to post photos yet. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157658259100245&set=a.10157658258130245.1073741827.844275244&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php
Well, after a few years of growing rusty, I've picked up the violin once more and lately I've really started to think about the effect that my bow, rosin, and strings have. The violin I play is good quality -- German and probably late 1800s, stamped "GLASS" (Franz Johann likely). It has such a unique dark, booming voice with a very unusual color (the stain is nearly black it is so dark) and is such a delight to play. Unfortunately, I never really invested in quality rosin or strings, mostly for financial reasons, and the bow is just a cheap fiberglass bow. The strings are mismatched, with the