Ref :   0911

A good German violin bow by
Kurt Dölling
(1909 - 1990)
 
Germany, circa 1950

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Dölling family has been active in the German violin making world since the mid-1800s and is today mainly appreciated as bow makers, although some members were violin makers.

Kurt Dölling (1909 - 1990) was raised in the family traditions and pursued a life as bow maker, not as prolific as other members of that family, but producing good bows that are today mainly in the hands of professionals who appreciate the steady and firm quality of his bows, always reliable in meeting just about any demand made of them.

This bow, which probably dates from the 1950s, shows evidence of having worked very much, but is structurally secure and satisfies very much with excellent playing properties, characterized by steadiness, good balance and excellent articulation.

Weight : 61 g

The Stick :
  Round, of excellent high-grade Pernambuco. Perfectly straight with good camber.

The Nut :
  Ebony with Parisian eye. Frog and adjuster original to the stick.

Mountings :
  Full silver mounting.

Lapping :
  Solid silver wire lapping. Black leather thumbpad.

Tip Slide :
  It looks like ivory

Condition :
  Very good condition.
Thumbpad worn in the thrumb area. A minor chip in the rear top edge of the frog, which has no structural implications.
The mother-of-pearl slide is quite worn from many rehairings.

Provenance :
  Withheld.
Previously the property of an important violinist and teacher.

Price : On application
 
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