Violin Bow stamped E. Gartner Stuttgart
I obtained an old, octagonal pernambuco violin bow with silver windings. It's stamped E. Gartner Stuttgart. I was told it was made in the late 1800's. It's a pleasure to play with. Can anyone tell me anything about it?
you might try posting pictures on Maestronet.com
COULD BE A REAL GEM:
You need to establish that it is a genuine Garner, almost all these stamps were faked at some point or another
E. Gartner was a violin maker, it's most likely he would purchase bows for his shop and brand them with his name. They were very likely made in Markneukirchen at that time period. I highly doubt this stamp was faked. Thing would be to see if the actual maker could be determined, if not the bow is probably not worth that much financially, but if it plays great, who cares at that point. Realistically you should take it to reputable shop for a real evaluation.
You seem to be unaware of the price history linked above, his bows are quite valuable
In the Grunke German Bow text, he mentions Gartner, yes a violin maker, "A number of the bows he sold in his shop under his name had been made by some of the best bowmakers of his time."