Carl Albert Nürnberger was one of the third generation of bowmakers from this important German family. His work is very accomplished and quite distinctive, particularly the bold Parisian eyes and the use of plain mother of pearl.

This is a fine Nürnberger from the 1920s with beautiful silverwork and a delicate Tourte-influenced head. It’s in excellent condition apart from a bit of wear to the handle and a couple of dents in the ferrule– the stick is of lightly figured orange-brown octagonal section pernambuco.

Nürnbergers are in my view some of the most dependable playing bows around, and if they weren’t German they would be pricier than Sartorys. This particular bow is a prime example – a solid and assured action, a bright yet full sound, lovely balance and a very responsive spring.

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