Ref :   0852

A good silver-mounted viola bow of Unknown Origin
Unstamped
 
Circa 1960

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The unusual firmness of this unstamped pernambuco viola bow makes it easy to draw big tone from even the largest of violas. It has excellent articulation and balance and can be described as a good bow.

It doesn't show much wear on the stick and grip area and it can be assumed to have been made around 1960, or a bit earlier. Although of good quality, the silver-mounted frog and three-ring adjuster are likely not the originals. The silver-plated lapping is recent as is the thumbpad. The frog has seen some minor restoration, but remains in good condition and the whole bow is structurally secure.

Weight : 70 g

The Stick :
  Octagonal, of good pernambuco

The Nut :
  Ebony with parisian eye. Three ring adjuster button.
The frog and adjuster are not original to the bow.

Mountings :
  Solid silver

Lapping :
  Silver-plated lapping with black leather thumbpad, all recent.

Tip Slide :
  Silver

Condition :
  Very good. Minor restoration of the frog edges was carried out, but the bow is entirely secure.

Provenance :
  Withheld

Price : On application
 
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