German Violin Bow


This bow was made by an unknown maker in Germany, around 1885-1895. It is a violin bow, with a round Pernambuco stick, ebony frog with pearl eyes, and a silver and ebony button.

Date Made: 1885-1895

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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Credit Line: Gift of Emilie Schulz

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.79.05Catalog Number: 79.05Accession Number: 1978.2376

Object Name: bow

Physical Description: pernambuco (overall material)ebony (overall material)silver (overall material)pearl (overall material)horsehair (overall material)Measurements: overall: 28 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 72.39 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_605584

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