German Cello Bow, Saxon School c.1850/60

Ironwood has been used for the stick of this bow, the German silver mounts and shield pearl inlay in the frog in sharp contrast to the very dark wood. Ironwood is very dense and weight can creep up if not held in check but this bow remains within a few grams of modern weights and offers remarkable playability.

It is an example of an interesting German bow from the middle of the 19th century, thoroughly modern in construction but exhibiting some of the stylistic elements of the period and unstamped as required for export to world dealers.

German Cello Bow, Saxon School c.1850/60