German violin bow by Carl Heinrich Knopf ca.1870

A superb old German violin bow made by Carl Heinrich Knopf in Berlin ca. 1870. Carl Heinrich Knopf was one of the greatest German bow makers. C.H. Knopf also made beautiful bows for Nikolai Kittel and Bausch family. This is a wonderful example, also an outstanding soloist level playing bow, very similar to bows made by this master for Kittel. The stick is medium brown beautifully flamed pernambuco, 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 59 g. This is a excellent bow is recommended to a fine musician, including a soloist.

Certificates: Isaac Salchow, Alex Gartsman

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Country of Origin

Berlin, Germany, Germany


Carl Heinrich Knopf


1850 – 1900

Price Range

$20,000 – $35,000

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