English Violin Bow


This bow was made by an unknown maker in England, about 1750. It is a violin bow made of a round (oval) medium dark-brown beefwood stick, with an open-face ivory frog and bone button.

This is an interesting transitional bow with oval graduations and a modified pike head. The mortices for the hair in the head and the eyelet on the shank are both unusually wide. The frog and button, while contemporary, are not original to the stick.

Date Made: ca 1750

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

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Credit Line: Gift of Janos Scholz

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.72.15Catalog Number: 72.15Accession Number: 296918

Object Name: bow

Physical Description: beefwood (overall material)ivory (overall material)bone (overall material)horsehair (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 27 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; .9525 cm x 70.8025 cm x 3.175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-3430-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_605559

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