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Founded in 2003 as a public registry of iconography, provenance and pricing information for historical stringed instruments, Cozio encompasses over 30,000 individual instruments and bows by over 2,500 makers. It is also the most comprehensive online source for maker biographies and provenance information, and contains over 50,000 historical auction prices.

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Franz Albert Nürnberger Jr

Franz Albert Nürnberger Junior

One of the eight generations of Nürnberger bow makers, Franz Albert Junior produced some of the family's finest work

By Daniel Brückner

Franz Albert Nürnberger Junior represented the fifth generation of the Nürnberger bow making family from Markneukirchen in Germany. The family tradition began in the mid-18th century with Franz Albert Junior’s great-great grandfather...