Violin Bow

Catalogue number: 10.21

Original name: Violin bow.

Maker: Style of Edward Dodd (1705-1810), c.1780.

Technical description: Transitional style head without facing; open, rounded shape ivory frog.

Overall size: 722mm.

Weight: 59g.

Hair length: 614mm.

Balance point: 266mm.

Head height: 23mm.

Head width: 9 – 3mm.

Head face length: 30mm.

Frog diameter: 9mm.

Frog height: 19 – 20mm.

Stick width: 9.5 – 6mm.

Button length: 22mm (original button).

Faults: Crack on the finger side top of the curve of the frog and a chip at the heel of the frog on the finger side. Original button broken.

Repair history: Ivory adjuster missing, replaced by Matthew Coltman, 2002.

Performance characteristics: Creates a softer sound than other late 18 Century bows, easy to crack notes.

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here

Previous owner: E. S. Fry.

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