Viola Bow

Catalogue number: 10.17

Original name: Viola bow.

Maker: John Dodd (1752-1839).

Technical description: Cramer-style head with ivory face and tip. Round stick. Open ivory hourglass-shaped frog with anvil shaped heel. Ivory button.

Overall size: 725mm.

Weight: 63g.

Hair length: 632mm.

Balance point: 280mm.

Head height: 23.5mm.

Head width: 9.5 – 2.5mm.

Head face length: 31.5mm.

Frog diameter: 11mm.

Frog height: 19mm.

Stick width: 11 – 9.5mm.

Button length: 11mm.

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

Repair history: Adjuster mended by Matthew Coltman, 2002. Ivory head face has been replaced.

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here

Previous owner: E. S. Fry.

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