Catalogue number: 10.28
Original name: Violin bow.
Maker: James Tubbs (1835-1921). London, 1870-75.
Technical description: Ebony square shape frog with pearl eye and long gold ferrule, pearl inset and gold back plate. One-piece gold button.
The date of the bow is definitely pre-1878 (in 1878, his branding changed to JAS. TUBBS). Typical chocolate-brown varnish. Modern-style head with gold face.
Overall size: 744mm.
Hair length: 650mm.
Balance point: 255mm.
Head height: 23mm.
Head width: 10 – 2mm.
Head face length: 23mm.
Frog diameter: 12mm.
Frog height: 20mm.
Stick width: 8 – 4.5mm.
Button length: 15.5mm.
Ferrule width: 10.5mm.
Inscription: Stamped “J. TUBBS” on thumb side of stick above the frog.
Performance characteristics: A good all-round bow.
Illustration references: See below.
Recording references: Click here
Previous owner: Kenneth Batho.