Violin Bow

Catalogue number: 10.12

Original name: Violin bow.

Maker: John Dodd (1752-1839), c.1820.

Technical description: Round stick of a dark colour, with modern style head. Ivory head face and tip. Square shape ebony frog with large pearl eyes. Pearl slider and back plate. Silver ferrule and three piece silver and ebony button with pearl button eye, narrow silver rings. Typical of early fully mounted bows. Stick camber may have been changed.

Overall size: 728mm.

Weight: 57g.

Hair length: 633mm.

Balance point: 268mm.

Head height: 24mm.

Head width: 9.5 – 3mm.

Head face length: 24.5mm.

Frog diameter: 12mm.

Frog height: 21.5mm.

Stick width: 8.5 – 5mm.

Button length: 10mm.

Ferrule width: 6mm.

Inscription: Stamped “DODD” on thumb side of stick above the frog.

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here

Previous owner: E. S. Fry.

Performance characteristics: Responds very well to a wide variety of articulations.

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