If this is the wrong place for this, I appoligize and you can send me on my way. I have looked around on the web and haven't found much information.
I found an old violin case and bow at an estate sale. There was no violin. The case is wood. I think they call it a coffin case. I realize the case is nothing special , but may help to date the bow. I guess I would like to know is this just a wall hanger or something special.
I have pictures for anyone that wants them. The bow is 28 inches long. There is still hair on the bow. The wood looks to be in good shape. The wood is a dark reddish brown. I have looked it over and can not find any maker's markings. On what I believe is called the frog; Is a very dark wood. One the sides of the frog it looks as if there is a peg through it. on the top of the frog there is inlay. The inlay is damaged. It has a iridescent look. I think it is abolone. The bow is hexagon shaped on the frog end is rouns after about 6 inches.
On the end of the bow it looks like there might be sometihng missing. There is a small square piece of metal sticking out. I assume this is to move the frog. Is there something missing here or was there a small wrench?
Thank you in advance, I hope one of your members can help me.
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