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I'm not remotely an expert on bows, but the stamp on this bow looks like a typical Tourte copy that we see everywhere.  I'm guessing it is a common Tourte copy stick that was tarted up with a maybe Bausch frog, perhaps sterling screw, fancy thumb leather and silver wrap. 

The other bow the seller had; nice to look at, and includes "other exotic materials".  i.e. ivory, mayhap?  I have zero idea who would have made it but it looks more completely authentic to me anyway, whatever it is.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stunning-Antique-Violin-Bow-With-Case-/265055577732

The only thing we know for sure is that all the bows and fiddles sold by this person are STUNNING!

There's even a Federal sofa, which I will admit is actually pretty stunning :lol:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stunning-American-Federal-Sofa/254776339335

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stunning-old-Antique-Violin-labeled-Wonderful-tone/254879135187

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stunning-Violin-From-Renowned-Polish-Luthier-Machiej-Lacek-/265065416951

 

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15 hours ago, reepicheep said:

I'm not remotely an expert on bows, but the stamp on this bow looks like a typical Tourte copy that we see everywhere.  I'm guessing it is a common Tourte copy stick that was tarted up with a maybe Bausch frog, perhaps sterling screw, fancy thumb leather and silver wrap. 

The other bow the seller had; nice to look at, and includes "other exotic materials".  i.e. ivory, mayhap?  I have zero idea who would have made it but it looks more completely authentic to me anyway, whatever it is.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stunning-Antique-Violin-Bow-With-Case-/265055577732

The only thing we know for sure is that all the bows and fiddles sold by this person are STUNNING!

There's even a Federal sofa, which I will admit is actually pretty stunning :lol:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stunning-American-Federal-Sofa/254776339335

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stunning-old-Antique-Violin-labeled-Wonderful-tone/254879135187

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stunning-Violin-From-Renowned-Polish-Luthier-Machiej-Lacek-/265065416951

 

I am certainly aware that the label itself is not just fake but used on countless thousands of bows that never spoke French. I was wondering, however, if this particular bow were actually a better quality French bow.

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8 hours ago, Strad O Various Jr. said:

Anyone selling violins at prices like these with a no return policy is some kind of fraud IMHO

I agree completely. I will never ever buy something on eBay unless they offer a return policy. Wait, that’s not true I bought a Volkswagen fox from the New York Police Department about 20 years ago. It was incredibly inexpensive and it was a wonderful little car I loved it for several years

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2 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

I was wondering, however, if this particular bow were actually a better quality French bow.

Emphatically no .....

In fact, rarely seen a less "stunning" bow.

there are French bows that have spurious "Tourte" stamps, but never this way up.

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23 minutes ago, martin swan said:

Emphatically no .....

In fact, rarely seen a less "stunning" bow.

there are French bows that have spurious "Tourte" stamps, but never this way up.

I appreciate an emphatic answer, thank you. As far as I’m concerned “emphatic” carries more weight than “Stunning” every time.

 

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