Franz Albert Nürnberg (1854-1931) was an exceptional German-born bow-maker. He centred his craft creations on the French maker, François Xavier Tourte. As a result, at Nürnberger workshop became acclaimed as one of the leading workshops of the 20th century.
François Peccatte (1820-1856) was French and a brother to Dominique, was also a very fine bow-maker who worked in Mirecourt. Careful inspection of the head can distinguish between the brother’s nibble bows.
Cello of War WW1 was made of whatever material was available even the humble helmet was used. Still surviving is the ‘Trench cello’ played by Lt Harold Triggs at the Frenc trenches and in Ypres, Belgium. The more renowned is ‘le Poilu’ ‘the hairy’ that was played by the French cellist Maurice Marechal still too seen exhibited at the Cite se la Musique Paris.