German 'Dodd' copy, silver-mounted violin bow
This is an intriguing silver-mounted bow, stamped “Dodd” as many German copyists’ bows are. But beside the main stamp is a much smaller one “No 0271”, with an additional stamp just above the lapping, also in very small letters: “PEG LAPPING 595950”. The lapping itself is unusual, starting with around twenty turns of silver wire which then alternates with black whalebone. The bow is light and agile, and may well suit someone who likes to draw rather than push the sound out of their violin, and who prefers the pre-Romantic repertoire.