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One of Cherubim’s founding supporters Nigel Brodrick-Barker has donated a Richard Weichold violin bow which he picked up inexpensively at an auction recently. We have to wait for it to be re-haired to be able to assess its true quality; but it is potentially a very exciting find. Weichold was a respected Dresden bow-maker in the late 19th Century, who studied with Hermann Pfretschner, who had himself studied with the great Vuillaume in Paris. Weichold bows have fetched £1800 at Bonhams, and one was sold for $6000 in New York not long ago! Many thanks Nigel.


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