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Violin bow

ca. 1794
Origin: England (probably)
Overall length: 28 7/8"
ebony, pernambuco?, mother of pearl, silver, ivory, horsehair
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1982-210,B
The stick is round with an octagonal grip, and handle bearing the brand "TOURTE"; silver button with ebony core. The grip has flat silver (?) wire wrapping and thumb leather. Ebony frog with mother of pearl eye. The head has a moderately sharp crown and ivory headplate and beak.
Provenance:Purchased from Christie, Manson, & Woods, Ltd.
Mark(s):Mark on the handle: "TOURTE"
Inscription(s):see marks