Ref :   0661

A good contemporary cello bow of
American Origin
Circa 1980
 
With an appraisal by Joan Balter, Berkley, USA (1997)

 
This bow is unstamped, but bears the characteristics of good workmanship by a master craftsman, lifting it several cuts above regular trade fare. It comes with a letter of appraisal by an American appraiser of bows, Joan Balter of Berkley, California.

The stick is of very good pernambuco and in excellent condition, as are the nut and other fittings. It's firm and well-balanced, allowing for good control over tonal gradations.

I had it tried and assessed by several professional cellists who all commented favorably on its properties. This is a good bow by all standards, and would suit a professional musician.

Weight :
  81.1 g

The Stick :
  Round, of good quality pernambuco.

The Nut :
  Ebony, simple eye. Good condition.

Mountings :
  Silver

Lapping :
  Silver lapping. Black leather thumbpad.

Tip Slide :
  It seems to be of bone.

Condition :
  Throughout in very good condition.

Provenance :
  This bow is owned by a professional musician who acquired it in the USA.

Price : Withheld
 
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