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Carl Albert Nurnberger viola bow
Catalog ID: A-VAB/3607

Sixth generation bow maker Carl (Karl) Albert Nürnberger (1885-1971) is one of the most important German makers of the 20th century. He studied in Markneukirchen under his father, Franz Albert Nürnberger (1854-1931), who modeled bows on those of the acclaimed French maker, François Xavier Tourte. Working with his brother Philip Paul (1882-1946), Carl Albert further refined their father's model, and exported the bows from his acclaimed German workshop to the United States, labeling them "Albert Nürnberger." Nürnberger bows were extremely sought-after and owned by leading players of the 20th century, including Eugène Ysaÿe, Jan Kubelik, Fritz Kreisler, and David Oistrakh.

Octagonal. Silver and ebony frog and button.

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