Otto Dürrschmidt Violin Bow – Markneukirchen, Germany Early 20th Century


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*Otto Dürrschmidt ***

We have an early 20th century violin bow made in the Otto Dürrschmidt (1871-1922) workshop in Markneukirchen. Otto led the shop until his death in 1922. He opened his workshop in 1894 and it is still run by the family to this day. This frog features single mother-of-pearl eyes and a mother-of-pearl slide. The endscrew is three-piece silver and ebony. The pernambuco specie sterling mounted bow bears the Dürrschmidt stamp and the family coat of arms on the frog. The bow is octagonal in section, good strength, and is in very good condition. The stick is older stock and is darker pernambuco. The winding is sterling with a leather thumb grip and the bow has great balance. The stick plays well and has a balance point at 26.2 cm., which includes the adjuster.

Weight fully haired 63.7 grams.