Check out this beautiful Antique Hermann Richard Pfretzschner Violin Bow for your buying consideration. This violin bow would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
We were able to acquire a few nice violin related pieces from a serious collector/player that we will not be offering you here. You can get here a nice antique well sought after Violin Maker's Bow and not pay the 35% additional commission rate you would pay at a Sotheby's or Christie's.
This fine violin bow is being offered to you at a price below what you would see in a fine luthier shop or auction house. We can do that by being a dealer in musical instruments for over 40 years, better controlling our acquisition costs, keeping commission costs low (if applicable), and finally, we don't have the overhead that fine luthier shops and auction houses have.
This violin bow is made of pernambuco wood. The bow has a octagonal shaft. The shaft is impressed "H R Pfretzchner" and then has an impression of a seal or crest with a crown on top of it on the side of the frog. The left side of the crest looks like a horse. No marking of the country made in under the frog.
Some darkening of the wood on one side of the shaft for about 2.5". Did not attempt to clean. No certificate of authenticity comes with this bow. You be the judge of the maker and age of this violin bow before acquiring the piece.
Minor loss of the finish along the shaft. Nice looking frog on it. No cracks, splits or missing pieces to the ebony, mother of pearl or other materials.
The bow has no cracks, splits or repairs to the wood that we can see to report to you. The bow still has a great finish on it. Good camber. Strong flex to the shaft and we can ascertain no warping, splits or repairs to report to you. The bow has a silver colored wire wrapping with black tape/leather winding on the shaft. Very nicely made adjusting screw. Beautiful tip on this violin bow as well. Some finish loss along one side of the tip. There is horse hair on the bow.
The mother of pearl inlays are in place on the sides of the frog and along the bottom. Appears to be a silver and ebony end screw. The bow is 29-5/16" long. The bow weighs 2.4 ounces with the horse hair on it. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
There is no certificate of authenticity that accompanies this violin bow. You are welcome to come and view in person, or have your agent look it over before acquiring.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
Make sure that this violin bow meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So again, ask all questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the violin on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
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