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A07A19C3-FDAC-4B88-AC58-DCA693472ED7.thumb.jpeg.369380c0a36682991a4fc3c9c4783b2b.jpegHad this surprise find in an old, otherwise empty violin case of my dad’s. I have no paperwork or any idea of its provenance or what he paid for it. I’m coming up blank as far as finding info with Web searches. Any thoughts/information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Dave

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Bridges,

 Those pictures are not very helpful. Profile views of the head and frog and pictures which clearly show details of the head chamfer, the button and collar, straight on rear of the frog, under slide, mortise and the stamps would all be good. I have  lot of trouble with pictures myself but one trick I have learned is that a light gray background is better than white and that clothes pins can hold the bow in the needed positions. This is possibly a commercial Mirecourt bow but without better pictures it's hard to tell.

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12 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

It’s worthless.… Send it to me. I will be happy to dispose of it for you.

 

:-)

Did you never read / see Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected "Parson's Pleasure" about the Chippendale commode? The antiques dealer tells the owner that it is worthless, "firewood", but he would give them £20 because it had pretty legs. You can guess what happened when he turned up with his van to take it away...

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10 hours ago, bungling_amateur said:

Did you never read / see Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected "Parson's Pleasure" about the Chippendale commode? The antiques dealer tells the owner that it is worthless, "firewood", but he would give them £20 because it had pretty legs. You can guess what happened when he turned up with his van to take it away...

No I have not, and I am going to definitely look it up in return I will recommend that you look up the original Chitty-chitty  bang bang, Which is a tremendous story that was completely ruined by Disney, and we will never ever see a video representation of the real thing

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It's a French Mirecourt bow from roughly mid 20th century, nicely figured pernambuco and nickel mounted. Maybe something like Morizot or Laberte.

The headplate needs to be replaced and the whole stick carefully examined for cracks or other damages, otherwise not bad.

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1 hour ago, Blank face said:

It's a French Mirecourt bow from roughly mid 20th century, nicely figured pernambuco and nickel mounted. Maybe something like Morizot or Laberte.

 

Agreed, made for the American market, I might put it a bit earlier around 1930-40 ....

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21 hours ago, nathan slobodkin said:

Bridges,

 Those pictures are not very helpful. Profile views of the head and frog and pictures which clearly show details of the head chamfer, the button and collar, straight on rear of the frog, under slide, mortise and the stamps would all be good. I have  lot of trouble with pictures myself but one trick I have learned is that a light gray background is better than white and that clothes pins can hold the bow in the needed positions. This is possibly a commercial Mirecourt bow but without better pictures it's hard to tell.

 

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4 minutes ago, GeorgeH said:

In anticipation of spring planting, which end goes in the ground?

Break off the head so you'll get a point to hammer it into the ground.B)

Though I won't do it with the OP bow, if there's no other damage than the broken headplate.

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23 hours ago, bridgeshome said:

 

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You're sure this is pernambuco? If so it seems very poor quality ...

It seems strange to me that a Mirecourt bow that's so hurriedly made would be pernambuco. But I don't really know exactly how to distinguish so would be glad to learn ...

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