German Violin Bow


This bow was made by an unknown maker in Germany, around 1875-1899. It is a violin bow made of an octagonal snakewood stick with an ivory face, a full nickel silver mounted ebony frog with plain pearl eyes and slide, and an ebony button with two nickel silver rings and pearl eye.

Date Made: 1875-1899

Unspecified: Hough, Walter

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Walter Hough

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.372249Catalog Number: 372249Accession Number: 132469

Object Name: bow

Physical Description: snakewood (overall material)ivory (overall material)nickel silver (overall material)ebony (overall material)pearl (overall material)Measurements: overall: 29 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 74.295 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_605580

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