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    S334 Unstamped, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 2,500.00

    This old, much-played and appreciated bow has been thoroughly restored in our workshop so that it can go on sharing its playing qualities with future generations of cellists. The original, silver-mounted, ebony frog has been complemented by a new, silver and ebony button.

    Unusually, the head has an internal splice but no detectable signs of a head break. A splice makes an unbroken head more resistant to damage, perhaps echoing the actions of William Retford, Hill’s famous and fiery bow maker, who pinned his personal bow heads as a preventative measure.

    Weight: 75.5 grams

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    “A. Metzner”, Angers, France, late nineteenth century

    $ 2,700.00

    The “A. Metzner” whose name is stamped on this fine cello bow may well be the same maker as A. Metzner-Leblanc, known nowadays only through the work of the Mirecourt-born luthier Louis Martin. Martin trained originally as a bow maker before apprenticing as a violin maker. He later worked for the “A, Metzner-LeBlanc” workshop in  Angers, France, and then bought it just after the turn of the twentieth century. The bow has a strong, octagonal, pernambuco stick and silver mounts. At 79.1 grams, it would suit an advanced student or professional player looking for a slightly lighter bow with good playing characteristics.

     

    Start sale price: $2,700.00

     

    Bow weight: 79.1 grams

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    S259 Berg cello bow

    $ 2,750.00

    S259 Bob Berg cello bow, Wellington, New Zealand late 20th century

    This is an early New Zealand-made prototype for the now famous “Berg” bows made and marketed in the U.S. Bob Berg, an American double bass player in the NZSO, was a pioneer in the making of carbon-fibre bows. While his bow heads are not as elegant as modern productions, the sticks share the attractive, wood-like texture and colour, and the playability is very good, with excellent articulation.

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    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.

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