Search:
corilon violins
Fine English violin bow, probably Samuel Allen at W.E. Hill & Sons - frog
Fine English violin bow, probably Samuel Allen at W.E. Hill & Sons - frog
Fine English violin bow, probably Samuel Allen at W.E. Hill & Sons - frog
Fine English violin bow, probably Samuel Allen at W.E. Hill & Sons - head
Fine English violin bow, probably Samuel Allen at W.E. Hill & Sons - head
Inventory No.: B760
Provenance: London
Maker: W.E. Hill & Sons
Weight: 59.2 g
Year: approx. 1880
Tone: Clear, warm, large

W. E. Hill & Sons: Fine English violin bow, probably Samuel Allen at W.E. Hill & Sons

This superior violin bow from the prestigious London atelier of W. E. Hill & Sons is an exceptionally fine piece which was probably crafted by Samuel Allen. Little is known about the artistic biography of this master, despite the fact that he is ranked amongst the best bow makers in England; no less a luminary than William C. Retford, the leading figure in Hill's atelier for bows, declared that Samuel Allen's artisanal qualities bordered on perfection. Aside from this noteworthy expert assessment, however, it is the work itself which speaks most eloquently about its creator, as is the case with many great bow makers. This violin bow follows Sam Allen's Tourte model and has an octogonal stick made of premium pernambuco. The perfectly shaped head features the original silver plate; a larger Parisian eye and a one-piece capsule button adorn the classic decor of the top-quality ebony frog. With its good elasticity, the 74.5 cm stick of moderate thickness offers fluid playing properties, supported by a well-centered balance point measured at 26.0 cm of the total length. The original stamp by Hill & Sons above the frog confirms the provenance of this masterful bow, which was carefully set up by the specialists at our restoration atelier. It is now ready to play and will win over demanding musicians over with its clear, warm, large sound.

Browse our special online selections of old violin bows of quality, the "Violins" section features our attractive selection of French and Italian violins with audio sound samples.

Order a certificate of appraisal with this violin bow.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique German violin. 19th century from Saxony, approx. 1880
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED French violin,Charles Simonin, approx. 1860
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Bavarian master violin, approx. 1800 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Petite, late 18th century Italian violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Modern Markneukirchen viola, 1970's
  • French master violin bow, c.1890, Charles Nicolas Bazin (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Mario Gadda: Italian violin suitable for soloists, 1985 - radiant tone
  • NEW SOUND SAMPLE: Contemporary Markneukirchen master viola, Jochen Voigt, 1982, for soloists
  • Fine and excellent Cello bow. Copy of Eugene Sartory, Markneukirchen, 1910/1920
  • Markneukirchen violin by C. A. Götz, 1937
  • Old Markneukirchen 3/4 violin, c.1940
  • Old Markneukirchen violin with a warm sound, 1930's
  • SALE Fine antique French 3/4 sized violin, noble sound
  • German violin bow. Very good playing qualities
  • Charles Nicolas Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Matthias Klotz 1982: Modern Mittenwald viola
  • 19th century violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1850
  • Italian violin, Raffaele Calace e figlio 1929
  • MARMA, silver violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1920
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Old Italian violin, Stefano Caponetti (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Antique German violin after Stainer, c.1910
  • Contemporary English violin, Elspeth Noble 1991 - Guarnerius model
  • Fine 18th century violin, Klotz circle, approx. 1790 (certificate Hieronyms Köstler)
  • Contemporary Italian violin by Giovanni Lazzaro, Padua 1990