Violin Bows

 

Eugene Sartory, Paris circa 1940  Vn SVB125

Fine late bow by this French master. Good condition with later adjuster. Silver and ebony mounted octagonal Pernambuco wood stick

James Tubbs (W.E.Hill), London, circa 1865

Excellent early Tubbs branded "W.E.Hill", in fine condition Round Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and ebony with pearl eyes; two part silver/ebony adjuster; branded W.E.Hill on the stick; weight = 60 grams.

W.E.Hill & Sons, London (g/t.shell Fleur de Lys)

Excellent early top grade gold & t/shell mounted Fleur de Lys bow from W.E.Hill & Sons. Round Pernambuco wood stick mounted in gold and tortoiseshell with inlaid Fleur de Lys.

Claude Thomassin, Paris c. 1920

Fine bow by Thomassin, made for and sold by John and Arthur Beare of London (who's brand it bears). Silver and ebony mounted round Pernambuco wood stick; frog with ring and eyes; silver adjuster; branded "John & Arthur Beare"; weight = 61 grams. The bow is a fine example in excellent condition with the exception of some small repairs to the stick under the frog.

Bernard Ouchard, Geneva circa 1960

A really fine bow by this excellent maker who was largely responsible for the revival of the French bow making tradition in Mirecourt in the 1970's. Made whilst working for Pierre Vidoudez in Geneva. Certificate = Raffin (1995) Octagonal Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and ivory with ring and eyes and solid silver adjuster. Branded "Vidoudez Geneve" on the stick. Excellent condition. This bow could be used either as a violin bow or perhaps as a viola bow as it is fully weighted (68.5 grams with silver lap).

Louis Morizot (freres), Mirecourt, circa 1940-50

Good bow by this well known Mirecourt bow making family and in fine condition. Octagonal pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and ebony; frog with ring and eyes; silver overlaid ebony adjuster; weight = 62.5 grams. Branded "L.Morizot" on the stick.

W.E.Hill & Sons (full br)  (Vn) SVB113

Very fine early bow (pre war) numbered "2" (the work of Edgar Bishop). Round Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and tortoiseshell.

W.E.Hill & Sons ( Johnson) Vn SVB126

Outstanding bow in perfect condition. Silver and ebony mounted round Pernambuco wood stick

W.E.Hill & Sons (Johnson) Vn SVB127

Outstanding bow in perfect condition. Silver and ebony mounted round Pernambuco wood stick

W.E.Hill & Sons (full br) (Vn) SVB121

Beautiful early (pre 1918) bow in very good condition. Round Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and tortoiseshell.

William Charles Retford, London circa 1960

Wonderful late example of Retfords work in mint condition and bearing his own brand Octagonal Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and ebony with ring and eyes and solid silver adjuster. Branded "William C. Retford" on the stick

Prell Herm W (Vn) SVB120

Excellent bow with fine playing qualities. Round Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and ebony. Weight = 61g

W.E.Hill & Sons (Full br) Vn SVB86

Very good bow from the Hill workshops. Octagonal Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and ebony. Weight = 60g

J.S. Finkel, Brienz, Switzerland SVB132

Fine bow by the head of the famous Finkel bow workshop. Gold & ebony mounted round Pernambuco wood stick. Branded "J.S. Finkel". Photos to follow...

Nurnberger Alb Vn SVB89

Exceptional bow in mint condition. Silver and ebony mounted round Octagonal Pernambuco wood stick

Nurnberger Alb Vn SVB88

Exceptional bow in mint condition. Silver and ebony mounted round Octagonal Pernambuco wood stick

W.E.Hill & Sons ("W.E.H. & S.") Vn SVB91

Excellent bow (W.C.Retford) with round Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and ebony. Weight = 60g

W.E.Hill & Sons ("Hill") Vn SVB64

Clean bow mounted in silver and ebony (alum face) with round Pernambuco wood stick.

Pierre Guillaume, Brussels

New bow by this fine Belgian maker Round Pernambuco wood stick mounted in silver and ebony with pearl eyes and silver rings; solid silver adjuster; branded "Guillaume a Bruxelles" on the stick; weight = 62.5 grams

Finkel J.S. Vn B121

Good bow from this popular Swiss bow maker. Silver and ebony mounted Round Pernambuco wood stick

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