Violin Bow

Violin Bow

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Description (Brief)

This violoncello bow was made by and unknown maker in Germany, about 1880, and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is an octagonal Brazilwood stick with ivory face. Nickel silver mounted ebony frog with underslide, plain pearl eyes and slide, and an ebony button with two nickel silver rings (one missing) and a pearl eye.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This bow is listed in the accession paperwork as violin bow #6150 ½.

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date made
ca 1880
place made
overall: 29 1/8 in x 1 5/16 in x 1/2 in; 73.9775 cm x 3.33375 cm x 1.27 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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National Museum of American History
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