Violin Bow

Catalogue number: 10.18

Original name: Violin bow.

Maker: John Dodd (1752-1839).

Technical description: Tourte model head with ivory head and tip face, probably not original.

Round stick, square shape ivory frog with mother of pearl slider and silver ferrule. Three piece silver and ivory button, solid silver cap, large silver collar held in by two silver pins.

Overall size: 733mm.

Weight: 60g.

Hair length: 638mm.

Balance point: 249mm.

Head height: 22mm.

Head width: 9.5 – 1.5mm.

Head face length: 23mm.

Frog diameter: 11.2mm (front) to 10.7mm (back).

Frog height: 21mm.

Stick width: 9 – 5mm.

Button length: 15mm.

Ferrule width: 6mm.

Inscription: Stamped “DODD” on thumb side of stick above the frog, and “DODD” on bottom of frog on finger side.

Faults: Ivory cracked.

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here

Previous owner: E. S. Fry.

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