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I know little about bows but sometimes they come with the violin. I just got in an old violin with a couple of real old violin bows.

This one in not branded. And it lacks the metal slide under the frog. I thought I looks old and interesting. Any thoughts?

Thank you.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe01.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe02.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe03.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe04.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe05.jpg

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I know little about bows but sometimes they come with the violin. I just got in an old violin with a couple of real old violin bows.

This one in not branded. And it lacks the metal slide under the frog. I thought I looks old and interesting. Any thoughts?

Thank you.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe01.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe02.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe03.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe04.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe05.jpg

Thats a very nice bow. One can't say exactly from pictures, but it looks like it is from about 1890-1900 from the school of "Bausch" Saxony. It looks like it is of brazilwood with a nickel mounted frog. Since the frog has a rounded heel, you might want to weigh the bow to see if it might be a viola bow. If it weighs in the vicinity of 70 grams, it is a viola bow. If it is straight and with good camber, it is certainly worth restoring it.

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I know little about bows but sometimes they come with the violin. I just got in an old violin with a couple of real old violin bows.

This one in not branded. And it lacks the metal slide under the frog. I thought I looks old and interesting. Any thoughts?

Thank you.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe01.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe02.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe03.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe04.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1259352/joe05.jpg

Priya, its probably German but you never know. Are you sure the slide is missing ? Are there little pin holes where it would go?

the adjuster looks german,but then again some older French makers did them like that occasionally. The head looks slightly like Maline but you,d be better showing it to someone in person,photos are deceptive at times.It also looks like a viola bow.

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Priya, its probably German but you never know. Are you sure the slide is missing ? Are there little pin holes where it would go?

the adjuster looks german,but then again some older French makers did them like that occasionally. The head looks slightly like Maline but you,d be better showing it to someone in person,photos are deceptive at times.It also looks like a viola bow.

I think it was made without the slide, the frog is small for a modern frog and is definately not a viola stick

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I think you may be correct Andrew, I just thought the thread looked a bit earlier, but you're right, 1840 is probably way out.

Id put it at around 1860-1880.The wide top facet of the stick is typical of older bows.The head also looks Knopf like .I havent seen many German violin bows with frogs in that style, and if it was much older id expect the toe of the frog to be longer. Whats the height of the frog,some really early bows can be as little as 18mm???

The holes in the stick and frog are a bit odd.

Im not all togther sure that the frog is original to the stick but may be wrong.

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