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This is not a particularly interesting bow, but I share because of the Parisian Eye. The ring around the dot is the thinnest I have seen. German rings are quite thick.

I am wondering if the thickness of the ring around the dot means anything regarding place of origin or the style of construction of the bow?

 

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2 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

German rings are quite thick.

The rings around the pearl eye of the Bausch school were thin and close to a big eye, Pretzschner used a thin ring around a small eye, which was quickly adapted from the whole industry, later Markneukirchen/GDR bows and Bubenreuths often have a thick ring around eyes of different sizes.

Therefore a general rule doesn't exist. The OP could be from the 1920s Markneukirchen, roughly.

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59 minutes ago, Blank face said:

The rings around the pearl eye of the Bausch school were thin and close to a big eye, Pretzschner used a thin ring around a small eye, which was quickly adapted from the whole industry, later Markneukirchen/GDR bows and Bubenreuths often have a thick ring around eyes of different sizes.

Therefore a general rule doesn't exist. The OP could be from the 1920s Markneukirchen, roughly.

Thank you very much. Your information is always valuable.

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3 hours ago, jacobsaunders said:

The thin ones aren’t thicker:)

And the thick ones are not thinner.

Did you ever read, “the Phantom tollbooth”?

One of the characters Milo meets is the tallest short man in the world, who also happens to be the shortest tall man in the world, and the thinnest fat man in the world, as well as the fattest thin man in the world.

That’s what came to mind when I read your comment, and I laughed.

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2 hours ago, Blank face said:

...a general rule doesn't exist...

However, I think it can be said that individual makers tend to use the same ring thicknesses, because different thicknesses require different tools to cut different ring groove widths in the frogs.

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21 hours ago, Brad Dorsey said:

However, I think it can be said that individual makers tend to use the same ring thicknesses, because different thicknesses require different tools to cut different ring groove widths in the frogs.

Unless the eye is inlayed from a silver tube with the ebony dowel already inserted. I can't tell from the  photo if this is the case-but it might be..

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