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Violin bow

Ca. 1760
Origin: England
Overall length: 27 1/2"
Bubinga wood; African blackwood, bone, silk and silver threads
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1993-10
Violin bow, made from Bubinga wood from West Africa; a typical "swan head"; the frog has an open hair channel and is made from African blackwood; the button is bone; bow is lapped with silver tinsel and yellow roped silk.
Provenance:Wurlitzer-Bruck, New York