Ref :   0967

A very good German violin bow by
Richard Weichold
(1823 - 1902)
 
Dresden, circa 1880

 
 
 
 
 
 
go to Home Page
see more Bows
 
History only knew one Richard Weichold as bowmaker and considering that he died in 1902, one can assume that this bow was made toward the end of the 19th century. Yet, it remains in superb condition. It's excellent playing properties conform to what Weichold's bows are known for and along with its usually good condition it should appeal to any serious violinist.

Richard Weichold was born in Dresden in 1823 and studied bowmaking under H. R. Pfretzschner in Markneukirchen - then the leading bowmaker in Germany. He moved to Hamburg, but later returned to Dresden where he remained until his death in 1902. Weichold is considered as one of the foremost German bowmakers of the late 19th century and was the preferred supplier of bows to the foremost virtuosi of his day - Henley refers to some 'magnificent' bows that contributed to the comfort and skill of leading soloists of the 19th century.

This bow is perfectly straight and the camber is excellent. Although some may consider it as being on the light side, its playing properties are such that is has served a foremost violinist for many decades and now is one of the bows that I play with on a daily basis - it is extremely stable and superbly balanced and does everything just right.

Weight : 55.5 g

The Stick :
  Pernambuco, octagonal

The Nut :
  Ebony with simply eye. Three-ring adjuster button

Mountings :
  Nickel-silver

Lapping :
  Black imitation whalebone with black ostrich shin leather thumbpad, all recent

Tip Slide :
  Ivory

Condition :
  Excellent

Provenance :
  The property of Johan Grobbelaar

Price : On application
 
No enlargement available
 
No enlargement available
 
No enlargement available
 
No enlargement available
 
No enlargement available
 
No enlargement available
 
No enlargement available
 
No enlargement available
 

home                     violins                     violas                    cellos                    bows             

p o box 14    ballito    4420 kzn    south africa      office : +27 (0) 32 9461457      mobile : +27 (0) 78 0148000      email: info@violins.co.za