Nuremberger Bow Stamp Question


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Were you to just walk into my shop, and ask for a non-committal oral opinion on the bow (post #25), I would say that it is any old (Nickel mounted?) Markneukirchen area bow with a fake stamp. If you wish to be absolutely certain, you would have to (for instance) write and ask a top expert on these things like Hans-Karl Schmidt in Dresden (he refuses to get an email account). I would though be flabbergasted if he were to give a contrary opinion,

PS. please regard this also as an answer to your Email from yesterday.

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I just wanted to post some pictures of a Nurnberger bow with older stamp. It has serifs and no asterisk on the ends. 

 

  This bow is as I found it,I know its been played a lot and has that repair to the butt end. I an posting as an example but wonder if anyone can comment on the curved heel, was this unusual? Am I correct in thinking this is authentic? post-28994-0-72054200-1476295530_thumb.jpgpost-28994-0-74803700-1476295559_thumb.jpgpost-28994-0-67151200-1476295586_thumb.jpgpost-28994-0-26977900-1476295611_thumb.jpgpost-28994-0-85105300-1476295640_thumb.jpg

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Just read all your spiel and really enjoyed it. I wonder if I could send you fotos of my bow and tell me what you think. I have had a stroke and sadly would have to practice for years to get back there and am now retiring age and silversmithing   
So another lease of life. 
please advise which parts. 
thanks and cheerS

Inge. 

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Hello Inge, and welcome. For starters, you could post photos like the first two shown at the top of the first page of this discussion. That should be enough to let folks know whether your bow is in the “Nurnberger” ball park. But you may have trouble posting pics right away — there is some rule here limiting newcomers’ability to post photos until they have contributed to some threshold number of discussions. 

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44 minutes ago, Richf said:

Hello Inge, and welcome. For starters, you could post photos like the first two shown at the top of the first page of this discussion. That should be enough to let folks know whether your bow is in the “Nurnberger” ball park. But you may have trouble posting pics right away — there is some rule here limiting newcomers’ability to post photos until they have contributed to some threshold number of discussions. 

 

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The name stamp and both the frog and adjuster look right to me.  Hopefully someone here with better eyes than will chime in.  The asterisk before and after the name I think says something about the value of bow.  Was the stick actually cracked behind the head?  I don't see any sign of damage on the stick.  If not needed, the removing that string will add quite a lot to the value.

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Inge, given Martin's thought on the "lift," you would should probably first get an assessment of the damage from a bow specialist.  If the condition is good, it would easily sell in one of the auction houses specializing in string instruments.  It would fetch an even better price at violin shop, if you are willing to wait.  Do you know what shops are in your area? 

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