A Repaired Silver Mounted Violin Bow by Auguest Nurnburger-Suess
August Nurnberger-Suess (1875-1944) assisted his grandfather, Johann Christian Suess (1829-1900) in Markneukirchen for the last five years of his life and later emigrated to the United States of America in 1912. He settled in Novato, California and continued the family tradition.
In good condition, his silver mounted bows can fetch $4,000-$4,500 dollars. Unfortunately, this one had experienced a lift behind the head and has since been repaired and reinforced with wrapping of black thread. Unsightly, but effective. Repairs like this are more traumatic to the bow’s value than anything else, and this one is very much still full of life after over 100 years.
A player’s bow for the musician with a tight budget.
Compare at $4,000.