Johann Christoph Nürnberger cello bow, circa 1875
Johann Christoph Nürnberger (1839-1899) worked alongside some of the most influential bow makers in Paris while employed at the famous workshop of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in the mid 19th century. Among the numerous bow makers with the Nürnberger name, he is not apparently related to the prominent Nürnberger family of bow makers working in Markneukirchen, Germany throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Christoph's own family line continued with his nephew, Adolf Nürnberger (1852-1914)-who worked in Dresden with Christian Friedrich Knopf and Johann Christian Süss and later in Markneukirchen-followed by Adolf's son August Nürnberger-Suess (Süss, c. 1875-1944), who immigrated to the United States in 1912. The bows of Johann Christoph Nürnberger are highly admired by players and experts alike for their quality and playability.