Here is a rare opportunity to own a gorgeous and finely-made gold-mounted viola bow, from the hand of one of the world’s greatest living makers, Johannes Finkel. Round, orange-brown Pernambuco shaft. Tortoise frog with gold-ringed Parisian eye. Three-piece ebony and gold button, finished with a pearl eye. The head is fitted with an ivory plate.
Now retired from bowmaking, Johannes Finkel's bowmaking heritage descends from his great-grandfather, Ewald Weidhaas, a craftsman from the renowned workshop of Victor Fetique. It has passed through the hands of his grandfather, Paul Weidhaas and father, Siegfried Finkel. As a fourth generation bowmaker, Mr. Finkel's devotion to incomparable craftsmanship and the fine traditions of bowmaking have placed him among the world's pre-eminent living makers.