R. Kim Tipper & Associates Fine Violins
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Unbranded violin bow by James Tubbs, circa 1870 Flag of UK
59 grams; balance point: 24.5 cm. Sold with a certificate by Reid Hudson.
This is a fine example of an early bow by James Tubbs in surprisingly good condition. The stick is dark, supple and moderately strong. The characteristic Tubbs style head is faced with ivory rather than the silver which is most often seen in his later bows. The silver mounted frog is rounded at the back and is decorated with mother of pearl dots.
$9,500 Bow Frog
M. LAPIERRE Flag of France
60.5 grams; balance point: 24.5 cm. Marcel La Pierre was a good bow maker who established himself in Paris in 1947. This bow is stamped under the frog “1959”, the year it was made. The strong octagonal stick is of beautiful red-brown wood, substantial at the balance point and supple behind the head. The silver mounted frog is of very black fine grained ebony. The silver ferrule has been replaced, otherwise the bow is in very good original condition.
$7,500 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
60.5 grams; balance point: 24 cm. The strong round stick of this gold mounted violin bow by Reid Hudson offers the player excellent strength and flexability with excellent weight and balance. The tip face is of mammoth ivory while the grip is of imitation whalebone. The frog and adjuster are of ebony mounted with gold. See www.reidhudson.com.
$6,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
60.5 grams; balance point: 24.5 cm. Reid Hudson studied bow making with Joseph Kun before moving to Vancouver Island in 1980. This gold mounted bow is one of his finest and features a strong octagonal stick, ivory tip face and whalebone grip. The gold mounted ebony frog has a parisian eye. See www.reidhudson.com.
$6,000 Bow Frog
G. CONÉ&FILS À LYON Flag of France A fine violin bow attributed to the Mirecourt shop of Charles Alfred Bazin circa 1950 for the firm of George Coné & Fils, violin dealers in Lyon. The strong and slender octagonal stick is in excellent condition, though the ivory tip face has been replaced as well as the grip. The silver mounted ebony frog and adjuster are in very good original condition with minor wear. $5,000 Bow Frog
HILL Flag of UK
60 grams; length: 74.3 cm; balance point: 26 cm from the adjuster. From the shop of W. E. Hill & Sons, made by Albert Leeson (1904–1946).
Round stick with a silver tip face and replacement whalebone grip. Silver mounted ebony frog with plain sides and mother of pearl slide. Good condition with small repairs to the frog and handle.
$4,500 Bow Frog
HILL Flag of UK
62 grams; length: 74.4 cm; balance point: 25 cm from the adjuster. From the shop of W. E. Hill & Sons, dated 1927 under the frog and likely made by William G. Johnston (1860–1940).
Round stick with a silver tip face and replacement silver wire grip. Silver mounted ebony frog with plain sides and mother of pearl slide. Very good condition.
$4,500 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
56.5 grams; length: 74.3 cm; balance point: 24.5 cm. A new silver mounted violin bow by Reid Hudson, lighter than average with an octagonal stick and imitation whalebone grip. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
61 grams; length: 74.3 cm; balance point: 24.5 cm. A new silver mounted violin bow by Reid Hudson, average weight with a round stick and imitation whalebone grip. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 Bow Frog
CUNIOT HURY Flag of France
58 grams; balance point: 23.5 cm. Eugene Cuniot-Hury (1861–1912) was a prolific Mirecourt maker who copied many styles, producing bows under the name of various Parisian shops as well as his own name, and at varying quality levels. This excellent example of a nickel mounted bow has a round stick with a good balance of strength and flexibility.
$4,000 Bow Frog
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
60.5 grams; length: 74.3 cm; balance point: 24 cm. A good silver mounted violin bow in good used condition. See www.reidhudson.com.
$3,600 Bow Frog
CHARLES BAILLY Flag of France
61.5 grams; balance point: 24.5 cm. This French violin bow from the shop of Louis Morizot was made for Charles Bailly of Mirecourt. The round stick has an ivory tip face and silver wire grip while the ebony frog is nickel mounted. This is a good playing stick in good condition, though the finishing is somewhat rough.
$3,000 Bow Frog
R.PAESOLD Flag of Germany
62 grams; balance point: 24 cm. A silver mounted violin bow.
$1,500 Bow Frog
F.K. MÜLLER, circa 1950 Flag of Germany
64 grams; balance point: 26 cm. F. K. Müller was a bow maker established in Bubenreuth, Germany in the middle of the 20th century. This bow is very strong and heavy and well made of excellent materials. A portrait of the maker is stamped on the side of the frog. It is in excellent condition.
$1,500 Bow Frog
ARCHIBALD S. HILL, Seattle, circa 1940 Flag of USA
58.5 grams; balance point: 24 cm. An interesting bow by this Australian-born violin and bow maker who worked in Seattle and was roundly applauded by William Henley in his Universal Dictionary. It is nicely made and mounted in silver, slightly light and flexible and in good condition. The ivory tip face is an apparent replacement, but no other repairs are visible.
$1,500 Bow Frog
Whitespace Violin Bows in 7/8 size
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
56 grams; balance point: 22.5 cm. A fine silver mounted violin bow in 7/8 size from Reid Hudson of Duncan, BC. See www.reidhudson.com.
$4,000 Bow Frog
Whitespace Violin Bows in 3/4 size
REID HUDSON Flag of Canada
53 grams; balance point: 20.5 cm. A fine silver mounted violin bow in 3/4 size from Reid Hudson of Duncan, BC. See www.reidhudson.com.
$2,500 Bow Frog