Violin Bow

Catalogue number: 10.19

Original name: Violin bow.

Maker: Ascribed to James Dodd (1792-1865), c.1840.

Technical description: Short, octagonal stick. Modern-style head with ebony head and tip face.

Short, square shaped ebony frog with large silver ferrule, large mother of pearl eyes and slider. Three piece silver and ebony button with mother of pearl button eye.

Overall size: 730mm.

Weight: 51g.

Hair length: 635mm.

Balance point: 272mm.

Head height: 21mm.

Head width: 10 – 4mm.

Head face length: 22mm.

Frog diameter: 22mm.

Frog height: 18.5mm.

Stick width: 8.5 – 5mm.

Button length: 14mm.

Ferrule width: 8.5mm.

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

Faults: Small crack on top of frog on the thumb side. Top edge of frog on thumb side has worn. Ebony tip facing missing.

Performance characteristics: Quite easy to articulate notes. Possibly a kink in the stick.

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here

Previous owner: E. S. Fry.

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