Cello Bows under $5000
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S294 “H. R. Pfretzschner, Germany, early-mid 20th century” cello bow$ 4,000.00
Hermann Richard Pfretzschner, whose name appears on bows not only by him but by his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons as well, trained under Jean Baptiste Vuillaume in Paris before setting up his own workshop in Markneukirchen. This French training was to have a major influence not only on his own family’s work but on subsequent bow making in Germany. From 1901, the King of Saxony’s royal coat of arms appears, as it does on this example, in the right hand upper corner of the facing side of the frog. This bow is made from excellent quality pernambuco and would make a good bow for an advanced student or professional. It is well-weighted to pull a big sound.
S298 Albert Nürnberger Jnr, Germany, after 1920$ 4,000.00
This octagonal, silver-mounted pernambuco bow is well weighted, at 83.9 grams, and has excellent playing qualities. A head break has been repaired skilfully with a splice, which hasn’t affected the bow’s performance characteristics but has brought its sale value down to an affordable level for a professional player or advanced student.