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1 hour ago, Brad Dorsey said:

First bow I've seen with the button on backwards.

Yes, that's pretty weird.

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2 hours ago, Rue said:

No.

But  I  really like it!

Backstory?

A customer waltzed in with it. Nice stick.

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If one wants to speculate about the case and violin which accompanied the bow, I would guess about the 1920's. Parhaps even earlier.

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10 hours ago, Jacob said:

A customer waltzed in with it. Nice stick.

Hmm...

Very pretty. Amateur, but nice, engraving. Backwards button, nice stick, Philip's missing hair...

We'll never know! :(

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48 minutes ago, nathan slobodkin said:

Why do you say amateur engraving?

Looks like the doodles I used to do. And yes, I  have engraved...way back when...art class...

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1 hour ago, nathan slobodkin said:

Why do you say amateur engraving?

I have seen this engraving on several bows, likely Markneukirchen 1920s or later. In fact I have one with the very same engraving, but mine has the button the right way round:)

 

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Is the engraving on yours an exact copy, or better than this, or worse?

Just curious to compare...

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Okay...never mind.  I thought that was a close-up of the OP bow...

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I usually call them "Cowboy Bows" after the engraving seen on belt buckles, but I have seen them adorn more than a few fine German bows. This one is from a "Tourte Model" Branded Wunderlich.20190807_134505.thumb.jpg.feaedb4d90fc14808c8a1f4ef12cf755.jpg

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The U-channel collar of the OP puts it into the pre-1920 area, maybe even into the 19th century, I would like to see the head.

Decorated and/or engraved metal mounts were very common in german bow making from the mid 19th onwards. Below two more early examples, mounted at Abeille sticks, the upper later certified as Christian Friedrich Knopf workshop 1860 (sorry for the bad photo).

I would detract the adjuster capsula from the wooden core and turn it to the right direction:D.

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4 hours ago, Blank face said:

The U-channel collar of the OP puts it into the pre-1920 area, maybe even into the 19th century, I would like to see the head.

Decorated and/or engraved metal mounts were very common in german bow making from the mid 19th onwards. Below two more early examples, mounted at Abeille sticks, the upper later certified as Christian Friedrich Knopf workshop 1860 (sorry for the bad photo).

I would detract the adjuster capsula from the wooden core and turn it to the right direction:D.

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Were these hand engraved with a burin or stamped in some way?

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Looks hand engraved. They are not identical.

I think they were likely following a pattern, but not always exactly.

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