R. Kim Tipper & Associates Fine Violins
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H&S Flag of UK
78.5 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. An elegant silver mounted cello bow from the shop of W.E. Hill and Sons. The maker’s marks on the tip face indicate this bow is the work of William Johnston (1860–1944). The round stick is made of dark brown pernambucco wood with good strength. The frog is half silver mounted and the adjuster is covered in silver. There is one small repaired crack in the back of the frog, otherwise this bow is in very good condition.
$5,000 Bow Frog
JOS. KUN OTTAWA Flag of Canada
75 grams; length: 71.3 cm; balance point: 25 cm. Joseph Kun is widely known for his shoulder rests, 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 except for the gold tinsel lapping that is a recent replacement. The stick is octagonal and the divided gold and ebony adjuster is inlaid with mother of pearl. Sold with a certificate by Reid Hudson.
$5,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
80 grams; length: 71.6 cm; balance point: 23.5 cm from the adjuster. A new silver mounted cello bow by Reid Hudson, average weight with a round stick, silver wire grip and an ebony frog. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
79 grams; length: 71.6 cm; balance point: 24 cm from the adjuster. A new silver mounted cello bow by Reid Hudson, lighter than average with a round stick and a horn frog. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 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
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
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
Presented to O.P.Knill by the Berks. Orch., France, circa 1880 Flag of France
77.5 grams; length: 72.1 cm; balance point: 22.5 cm. The Berkshire Orchestra had this bow engraved on the silver slide, but did not leave us a date. The bow appears to be a French commercial bow, circa 1880 perhaps, and is the lightest bow in our collection. It has an elegant swan-neck head on an octagonal stick, a silver wire grip and an ebony frog. Good condition.
$1,500 Bow Frog