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 an ornamented commercial violin bow of student quality, made of a round brazilwood stick with imitation snakewood markings and celluloid face, nickel silver mounted ornamental bone frog with underslide, pearl eyes and black rings, and a bone button with nickel silver ring and tip.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bow
date made
1875-1899
place made
Germany
Physical Description
brazilwood (overall material)
celuloid (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
bone (overall material)
pearl (overall material)
horsehair (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 73.9775 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
MI.71.08b
catalog number
71.08b
accession number
292441
Credit Line
Gift of Irma Prager
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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