Sign in to follow this  
Fyldefiddler

Help with bow identification please

Recommended Posts

Hi

Just wondering if anyone can provide any help to identify this bow which I’ve had for about thirty years but only just got round to cleaning up a bit. I’d like to think it is French but I really don’t know. 

It seems to be gold mounted with silver wire grip and the adjuster has a single pin in one of the octagonal sections. The nipple on the tip has been knocked off and there is minor damage to the wood at the back of the head, as you can hopefully see from the photos. It is75cm long and without hair weighs 53.5 grams. 

Here are some pics taken on my phone but I could do better quality ones on a camera if required. 

Many info would be helpful as if this is a good bow then I want to get it repaired for my own use. I’m assuming that tepairing the head is not essential or else not hugely expensive. 

 

 

904933BB-59BE-4FD9-97BA-4BB11C0E355F.jpeg

0A49CCBC-C379-43F5-BBE2-198C24621E2B.jpeg

C630B3F4-4093-4198-86A7-D7D263337402.jpeg

00B9D6D4-C09C-4E4E-A4B5-9945C4113F94.jpeg

A87EF4B5-A507-4050-ABE2-AE98D7E44AC2.jpeg

AD2ED0BC-85EC-446C-A623-56083AF52F22.jpeg

B44D4D05-E42F-405E-A465-4C0D57120B42.jpeg

119D61C8-B02A-4E29-8361-D31A72BEA25A.jpeg

F9DCD8CC-A8FB-4C89-AA67-9C6E43B99FC8.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm afraid all that glisters is not gold ...

this is probably "pinchbeck", and the bow is a very basic Markneukirchen trade bow probably mid 20th century, maybe a bit earlier. Looks to be brazilwood.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Many thanks for such a fast reply Martin. I’m amazed at what you can tell from my poor pics. It had to be too good to be true but I’ve never heard of Pinchbeck. 

This bow is for the bin then. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.