Violin Bow

Catalogue number: 10.29

Original name: Violin bow.

Maker: Ascribed to James Dodd (1792-1885), c.1825-50.

Technical description: Open square shape ebony frog with a one-piece silver button, wide silver ferrule and heel plate.

Mother of pearl eyes and frog slide. Modern head with ebony face covered with later silver face and tip. Octagonal stick with wide 45° sides.

Overall size: 732mm.

Weight: 59g.

Hair length: 638mm.

Balance point: 268mm.

Head height: 22mm.

Head width: 10 – 3mm.

Head face length: 22.5mm.

Frog diameter: 12mm.

Frog height: 19.5mm.

Stick width: 9 – 6mm.

Button length: 14mm.

Ferrule width: 8.5mm.

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

Faults: Stick worn through to mortise over frog in two places.

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here

Previous owner: E. S. Fry.

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