Superb, outstanding old German violin bow by C.W. Knopf, ca. 1825

A superb, outstanding old German violin bow made by Cristian Wilhelm Knopf ca. 1825. This is a wonderful and rare example. The stick is excellent quality golden orange pernambuco, octagonal, strong with a perfect flexibility and fine balance. The frog and button are ebony with silver mountings and beautiful pearl decoration. The length of the stick is 73.1 cm, the weight of the bow is 61 g. This is a superb playing bow, suitable for a soloist, also a rare collector’s item in exceptional state of preservation.

Certificates: A. Gartsman

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Country of Origin



C.W. Knopf


1800 – 1850

Price Range

$20,000 – $35,000

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