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These are probably dumb questions, but I've always been curious about them.

Is this the mark of a copy, or do some makers actually stamp there bows "upside down" (frog is above text).

Do people make "bow copies" like they do violin copies, or are bows that are stamped almost always stamped with the actual maker's name?

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Yes and Yes. There are some lenghty discussions on this in the archives but, yes some makers stamp to read with the frog up. Either way, the stamp, like label, is only a starting place to authenicate the maker. As far as copies, I'd guess there are more Bausch coppies than Ludwig could have made in 2 lifetimes.


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