This is an exceptional cello bow by a very rare maker, not to be confused with Albert Nürnberger. Made from first-class pernambuco reminiscent of FX Tourte wood, and in excellent condition.

AC Nürnberger was the son of Christoph Nürnberger, who worked briefly with Vuillaume and who followed a Voirin model, and the father of August Nürnberger Süss. These makers are the most significant members of the “Schönlind Nürnbergers” – their work is more French inspired than that of the “Markneukirchen Nürnbergers”, and this bow definitely shows an elegance and flair which isn’t entirely German.

The stick is of softly octagonal flamed pernambuco of unusual quality, orange brown in colour, mounts are silver and ebony, the frog with a single bold pearl eye.

The condition is very good. There are some abrasions to the handle (above and around the frog mortise) but no cracks or repairs. The thumb projection is slightly worn and there are a few minor dents and signs of use on the stick.

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