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REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
83.5 grams; balance point: 23 cm. Reid Hudson is careful to reserve gold fittings for his very best work such this fine cello bow with a strong round stick and mammoth ivory tip face and frog. The grip is of gold tinsel which weighs less than wire and gives a rich sheen, while compensating for the density of the ivory. See www.reidhudson.com.
$6,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
84 grams; balance point: 25 cm. This cello bow by Reid Hudson was made before 1988 as it bears his earlier brand. It is in very good condition with a moderate amount of wear and has been well cared for by its original owner. The strong octagonal stick has an ivory tip face and the black grip is of whalebone. The ebony frog and adjuster are gold mounted. See www.reidhudson.com.
$5,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
80 grams; length: 70.8 cm; balance point: 24 cm from the adjuster. Round pernambucco stick with ivory tip face and silver wire grip. Silver mounted Vuillaume style ebony frog with mother of pearl slide and dot. Divided silver and ebony adjuster. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
81 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. The silver mounted horn frog which Reid Hudson used on this bow is uncommon and beautiful. With an excellent balance of good strength and moderate weight, this bow is enjoyable to play. It has a round stick with a ivory tip face and silver wire grip. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
83 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. This silver mounted bow by Reid Hudson is similar in weight and balance to his best gold bow but priced lower. The grip is of imitation whalebone which is light in weight and compensates for the density of the ivory frog, while the stick is octagonal for added strength and stability. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
78 grams; length: 71.6 cm; balance point: 23 cm. from the adjuster. This is one of the lighter cello bows by Reid Hudson and also has a balance point closer to the hand than usual. This bow has a round stick, ivory tip face, silver wire grip and silver adjuster. The silver mounted ebony frog has a mother of pearl slide and Parisian eye. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
81 grams; balance point: 23 cm. This bow is an excellent example the various cello bows by Reid Hudson which we have to offer. Reid’s cello bows are particularly favoured for their strength, balance and workmanship without flaw. This particular bow has a round stick, ivory tip face, silver wire grip and silver adjuster. The silver mounted ebony frog has a mother of pearl slide and Parisian eye. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 Bow Frog
EMIL WERNER*** Flag of Germany
84 grams; balance point: 24.5 cm. A typically strong and well made bow from this modern maker. Octagonal pernambucco stick with silver tip face and silver wire grip. The silver mounted ebony frog bears the maker’s insignia. Excellent condition.
$3,000 Bow Frog
Unstamped bow by Joseph Kun Flag of Canada
80 grams; balance point: 24 cm. Although unstamped and mounted with a commercial silver mounted frog and adjuster, this is a well made circa 1990 bow with good playing characteristics. Silver tip face and wire grip. It comes from the estate of Joseph Kun and is sold with a certificate by Reid Hudson. See www.reidhudson.com.
$2,000 Bow Frog
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BIRCH Flag of UK
78 grams; length: 71.1 cm; balance point: 23.5 cm. Also branded ‘France’ on the stick. Thomas Birch was an instrument maker who worked in Hereford 1840–1860.
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HILL Flag of UK ~ SOLD ~
77 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. A very elegant silver mounted cello bow from the shop of W.E. Hill and Sons, circa 1930. The maker’s marks on the tip face indicate this bow is the work of William Johnston. The fine round stick is made of rich brown pernambucco wood of admirable quality. The frog is half silver mounted and the adjuster is covered in silver. This bow is in excellent condition.
  Bow Frog
JOHN CLUTTERBUCK Flag of UK ~ SOLD ~
80 grams; balance point: 23 cm. An exceptional cello bow in excellent condition by John Clutterbuck. Ordered from the maker in October 1979, it features a striking lion’s head motif in gold. Gold fittings, faux whalebone grip, gold and ebony divided adjuster with flowered engraving, mother of pearl slide, engraved gold tip face, octagonal stick.
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H&S Flag of UK ~ SOLD ~
78 grams; balance point: 24.5 cm. The maker’s mark on this bow from W.E.Hill & Sons indicates that it is the work of Arthur Copley (1903–1976). The round stick of pernambucco shows interesting figure. This bow is completely original except for the silver wire grip and one of the dots decorating the silver mounted frog. There is a moderate amount of wear on the stick at the thumb and the edges of the frog. In good condition, it is one of our lighter and more agile cello bows.
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RICHARD GRÜNKE Flag of Germany ~ SOLD ~
81 grams; balance point: 23 cm. Richard Grünke was born in Poland in 1930 and trained in the H.R. Pfretzschner workshop in Markneukirchen. He established his own shop near Bubenreuth in 1975. This attractive gold mounted cello bow dates from circa 1990 and is in excellent condition. The strong octagonal stick has an ivory tip face and the frog is of tortoise shell.
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JOS. KUN OTTAWA Flag of Canada ~ SOLD ~
78 grams; balance point: 24.5 cm. Joseph Kun is widely known for the shoulder rests that he designed, but he was also a prominent bow maker and Reid Hudson’s first teacher. This gold mounted cello bow comes from his estate and is completely original and un-played. The stick is octagonal and the divided gold and ebony adjuster is inlaid with mother of pearl. Sold with a certificate by Reid Hudson. See www.reidhudson.com.
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L.MOUGENOT Flag of France ~ SOLD ~
78.5 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. Made for the Paris shop of Leon Mougenot by an unknown Mirecourt bow maker, this is one of our lighter cello bows. The round pernambucco stick is light in colour with beautiful transparent figure. The silver mounted ebony frog and silver adjuster are completely original and in good condition. There are marks on the ebony frog and ivory tip face from playing, but no repairs.
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MORGAN ANDERSEN Flag of USA ~ SOLD ~
83 grams; balance point: 24 cm. This elegant and strong cello bow by one of the best of the present generation of American bow makers dates from circa 1990. It has a round stick of dark pernambucco with an ivory tip face. The silver mounted frog and adjuster show strong personality and a moderate amount of wear and nicks in the edge of the frog from playing. It is original in all its parts and in very good condition.
  Bow Frog
F. MALO À MONTREAL Flag of Canada ~ SOLD ~
80 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. Francois Malo is one of the best bow makers working in Canada. He learned the craft from Gilles Duhaut in Mirecourt, William Salchow in New York and Stephane Thomachot in Paris. This cello bow dates from circa 1990 and features a Salchow style head. It has a strong octagonal stick with an ivory tip face and a silver mounted ebony frog and adjuster.
  Bow Frog
J.L. DACUNHA N.Y. Flag of USA ~ SOLD ~
80 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. Jose Luiz Dacunha was a student of William Salchow, the eminent American bow maker, and also of Francisco Torres. He worked for William Salchow and became his shop foreman, opening his own shop in 1981. This example of his work is about 20 years old and has a fine round stick with an ivory tip face and a silver mounted ebony frog. The mother of pearl slide has been recently replaced in our shop, otherwise it is in excellent condition.
  Bow Frog
MICHAEL VANN CANADA Flag of Canada ~ SOLD ~
84 grams; balance point: 25 cm. Michael Vann is a well known Canadian bow maker established on Gabriola Island. This cello bow was made circa 1990 after the personal model of William Salchow, the pre-eminent American bow maker and Michael’s principal teacher. It is a particularly heavy and strong bow in good condition and offered well below the price of a new bow by this maker.
  Bow Frog
BIRCH Flag of UK ~ SOLD ~
78 grams; length: 71.1 cm; balance point: 23.5 cm. Also branded ‘France’ on the stick. Thomas Birch was an instrument maker who worked in Hereford 1840–1860.
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HERBERT WANKA * Flag of Germany ~ SOLD ~
83.5 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. Herbert Wanka has been a bow maker for over 50 years, first in Bubenreuth and since 1977 in Baiersdorf. Though influenced by Sartory and Lamy he makes bows after a personal model. This new bow has a good round pernambucco stick of dark wood with an ivory tip face and silver wire grip. The silver mounted ebony frog has a mother of pearl slide and a Parisian eye.
  Bow Frog
TOURTE Flag of France ~ SOLD ~
This very light elegant bow has a round stick, ivory tip face and silver wire grip. The silver mounted ebony frog is gracefully shaped and the silver adjuster shows good lathe work. This bow is in very good condition, but shows some scratches on the handle.
  Bow Frog
JOHN MURRAY Flag of Canada ~ SOLD ~
81 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. John Murray is a well known local player, repairer and instrument and bow maker. He was a student of Frank Henderson of Seattle. This silver mounted bow dates from about 1980 and has a strong octagonal stick with an ivory tip face. The frog is particularly low for a cello bow.
  Bow Frog