Maker: HR Prefretzschner circa. 1880
Description: Very fine delicate early Prefretzschner, octagonal stick of dark brown Pernambucco. Delicately carved original face. Button of three piece silver on ebony.
Playing qualities: This is a slightly delicate bow. If you push it too much it doesn’t respond, however if you ease off and get to know the bow then it slowly reveals its quality of suppleness, speed and excellent draw of the string. Stranger too, if you back off pressing too much the volume comes of its own accord. I absolutely love playing on this. (PB)
Mounts: Silver and ebony
Weight: 59 grams
Lapping (wrap): Sterling silver
Balance Point: 262 mm
Condition: generally mint and all original (apart from the later lapping). There is a small mark on the audience side of the stick probably from tapping the music stand.
Supplied with a certificate from Philip Brown Violins Newbury