Cello Bow

Catalogue number: 10.2

Original name: Cello bow.

Maker: John Dodd (1752-1839), c.1800.

Technical description: Three quarter size cello bow. Open, hourglass-shape ivory frog (with anvil shaped heel) and button. Swan head with ivory head face. Round Pernambuco stick.

Overall size: 669mm.

Weight: 61g.

Hair length: 568mm.

Balance point: 238mm.

Head height: 25mm.

Head width: 11mm.

Head face length: 28mm.

Frog diameter: 12mm.

Frog height: 24mm.

Stick width: 10.5 – 6.5mm.

Button length: 14mm.

Inscription: stamped “DODD” on the handle and the frog.

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: String bows recordings

Previous owner: E. S. Fry.

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