Fine old German violin bow made by Karl Wilhelm Knopf. ca. 1855

A fine old German violin bow made by Karl Wilhelm Knopf. ca. 1855, branded “C.W.KNOPF” on the stick under the frog. This is an excellent example in a fine state of preservation made with an inspiration of the great Tourte model. The stick is red brown pernambuco of superior choice, octagonal, strong with a very fine balanced. The sound is free and powerful with a beautiful charming character typical for best bows from this period. The length of the stick is 72.7 cm and the weight of the bow is 61.5.

Certificates: A. Gartsman violins

Country of Origin

Germany

Maker

Karl Wilhelm Knopf

Year

1850 – 1900

Price Range

$10,000 – $20,000

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