W.E. Hill & Sons
A very rare and beautiful viola bow by W.E. Hill & Sons, circa 1937
Gold and tortoiseshell mounted octagonal Pernambuco wood stick; adjuster in gold with pearl facets; frog inlaid with gold ‘Fleur de Lys’; the work of Edgar Bishop (active 1904-1943); br. W. E. Hill & Sons; weight = 70g.
An incredible and rare bow for either a collector or enthusiastic player. This is one of the finest of Hill bows I have ever encountered, once in the ownership of Watson Forbes. The gold and tortoiseshell Fleur de Lys bow was considered by Hills as the highest quality of they could produce both in quality of stick and presentation. This bow is rarer still for being a viola bow and furthermore in a stunning state of preservation.
[The bow being pre-1947 does not require Cites certification to sell within the UK. However, if going abroad it would need the relevant paperwork.]