Just started my own little collection of bows and want to ask your expert opinion on valuing and judging a bow.
Aside from the importance of the maker (market value), the authenticity (certificate by well-known expert), and originality of parts, what sort of things is important to look at and what are not?
Did some research and some said that the stick itself is probably ~70% of the entire value, frog about ~20% and ~10% on the button screw.
Stick: condition, straightness, length, repair/crack, type of wood counts. Does the originality of over-lapping matters? What else?
Frog: originality (whether by maker), condition. Does the pearl eye condition matters? Let's say one has crack but is original? And?
Button screw: does the originality really matters? Pearl or wood part? Some bow I saw has aluminum instead of silver (original from maker).
Anything that I should pay attention to in terms of condition? What's important and what is irrelevant?
Thank you very much in advance.
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