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Albert Nurnberger

The Nurnberger family workshop created a great number of high-quality bows throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries. Many of the firms bows are featured in the Tourte model making this style bow a signature of the workshop. There were various makers of the family who used the...

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Adolf C. Schuster

Adolf C. Schuster was a bow maker who worked in Markneukirchen around the 1920’s. He lived from 1890-1947. He was a maker of fine bows with silver or gold mounts. He often is known for imitating famous makers of his time such as; Tubbs, Voirin...

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E.M. Penzel

This E.M. Penzel viola bow is in fine condition. Hand crafted by master Emil Max Penzel in southwestern Germany. Penzel studied with the famous maker H.R. Pfretzschner in Markneukirchen, Saxony for ten years before opening his own workshop in the Vogtland village of Erlbach. Penzel...

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Francois Nicolas Voirin Bow

F.N. Voirin- Bow maker: 1833-1885 was the cousin of Jean baptiste Vuillaume and his work in the Vuillaume workshop gave him access to most distinguished bow makers of the Peccatte school. But Voirin was largely inspired by the work of Pierre Simon and Vuillaume himself. Most...

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