Ref :   1011

A very good viola bow stamped J. S. FINKEL and probably by
Johannes S. Finkel
(b. 1947)
 
Brienz, Switzerland. Circa 1972

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The name Finkel stands tall in the world of European bow making and relates to the work of mainly Siegfried Finkel and his son Johannes S. Finkel (b. 1947). Although originally from Markneukirchen, the Finkels moved to Brienz, Switzerland in 1952. Johannes Finkel initially studied bowmaking with his father, but from 1968 to 1973 to spent time working in the violinmaking establishments of J. & A. Beare in London, with Hans Weisshaar in Los Angeles and with William Moennig & Son in Philadelphia. In 1974 he returned to the family business in Brienz.

This viola bow is stamped J.S.FINKEL in the usual place, upside down and the workmanship conforms to the numerous bows of this authorship.

This bow has superb playing properties.

Weight : 72.3 g

The Stick :
  Pernambuco, cut round

The Nut :
  Ebony with parisian eye

Mountings :
  Silver with three-ring adjuster button.

Lapping :
  Silver wire lapping. Black leather thumbpad.

Tip Slide :
  Ivory

Condition :
  Structurally in superb condition. The bow will benefit from a new thumbpad and general cleanup.

Provenance :
  Withheld

Price : On application
 
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