German Violin Bow

German Violin Bow

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bow
date made
1875-1899
unspecified
Hough, Walter
place made
Germany
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
ID Number
MI.372249
catalog number
372249
accession number
132469
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Walter Hough
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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