Horst Schicker, Sterling Silver Mounted Violin Bow , circa 1970’s


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Master bow maker Horst Schicker grew up in the Bohemia near the Czech republic. After WW II he left his many years as an apprentice and then a maker with Emil Kuhnl in Bubenreuth. He passed his guild exams in Nurnberg, Germany and opened his shop in Baiersdorf/Bubenreuth/Erlangen area in 1971. The shop still exists there today, and his daughter Michaela Schicker, who joined him in the firm in 1987, runs the shop. Horst made at least 15 levels of violin bows. This bow we have is a model # 12. Parisian eye, sterling silver mounts in ebony, pernambuco specie, and octagonal section. The end screw is three-piece silver and ebony, and the first ring has a double grove cut in the silver. The bow is well balanced.

Weight fully haired 62.3 grams.