German violin bow made by Carl Heinrich Knopf ca. 1867 branded “DODD”.

A superb old German violin bow made by Carl Heinrich Knopf ca. 1870. Carl Heinrich Knopf was one of the greatest, most gifted and prolific German bow makers. C.H. Knopf also made beautiful bows for Nikolai Kittel and Bausch family (as this branded “L. BAUSCH LEIPZIG” bow represents). This is a wonderful top level example, also an outstanding “full package” playing bow.. The stick is red brown pernambuco of superiour choice and figuration, round in shape. The frog and button are ebony with silver mountings. The length of the stick is 72.4 cm and the weight of the bow is 61 g. This outstanding bow is in excellent condition and recommended to a fine musician (including a soloist) or a collector.

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Country of Origin



Carl Heinrich Knopf

Price Range

$20,000 – $35,000


1850 – 1900

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