This is a very fine and rare gold and tortoiseshell mounted cello bow by Franz Albert Nürnberger jun. (1854-1931), the most talented member of this important German family.

The Nürnberger family are highly respected for the quality and reliability of their bows, and Franz Albert II is without doubt the star of the show. His bows are most easily recognized by the characteristic downward contour of the thumb projection.

This bow has a serif brand without asterisks, indicating that it was made between around 1910 and 1920.

The stick is of light brown octagonal section pernambuco with a light figure, mounts are gold and tortoiseshell. The condition of the stick is excellent throughout – the frog has a near invisible repair to the tongue (done by Isaac Salchow) and there are two tiny dings in the bottom edges.

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