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Hello, I am hoping you may be able help identify this bow. The bow is silver mounted, the tip is faced with either ivory or bone, it's quite finely done so may be ivory. It's a bit different from the others I have, the back of the frog is pearl instead of silver. Any input on age or country of origin would be very helpful.





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1 hour ago, Jo Stephens said:

I am quite certain that the metal parts are silver, the photo was taken in artificial light so this may affect the colour you see. I’m not sure of the wood though, the colour is right but it’s a bit plain.

Silver or Nickel Silver? Which contains 0% Silver, but looks very silvery.

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Definitely Abeille wood and a rather crude bow from the early 20th century Saxon/Bohemian mass production. Very unlikely that it's silver mounted. Some nickel alloys can have a more white appearance than others, especially when they are polished.

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On ‎8‎/‎4‎/‎2020 at 4:30 PM, Jo Stephens said:

Silvery silver of the 925 variety. Promise. I am sure.

I have taken a couple more pictures outside, the light is better.

If you know the difference, then you are probably right. So it's a cheap old bow with a different frog and adjuster to the original. The wood is Abeille wood as Blank face says. It's a very plain looking wood but is ideal for bow making because of its extreme density and stiffness. I think that's why sometimes a player will add different parts with a good rehair, because they love the playing characteristics of the bow.

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