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Violin bow

Ca. 1810
Origin: England
Overall length: 28 15/16"
unidentified hard wood; bone, ebony, hair, blue silk threads
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1993-11
The bow is of provincial style, with an open hair channel. The stick is round with an octagonal grip; ivory or bone button. The grip has blue silk thread wrapping and no thumb leather. Ebony frog. The head has a sharp crown and bone or ivory headplate and beak.

Provenance:CW purchased from Wurlitzer-Bruck (NY) in 1993