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Fine English violin bow by Chrles Leggatt / W. E. Hill & Sons, circa 1910 - frog
Fine English violin bow by Chrles Leggatt / W. E. Hill & Sons, circa 1910 - frog
Fine English violin bow by Chrles Leggatt / W. E. Hill & Sons, circa 1910 - head
Fine English violin bow by Chrles Leggatt / W. E. Hill & Sons, circa 1910 - head
Provenance: London
Maker: Charles Leggatt / W.E. Hill & Sons
Weight: 62.1 g
Year: 1910 circa
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Charles Leggatt, Fine W. E. Hill & Sons violin bow, circa 1910

This fine classic Hill bow was made in the early 20th century and reflects the outstanding quality of the work done at the tradition-rooted London atelier W. E. Hill & Sons before the First Wold War - pieces crafted by the best bow makers of the day. This bow is a rare piece that was made by Charles Leggatt, who worked at Hills from 1895 - 1917. This fine Hill bow's strong octagonal stick is made of the finest reddish-brown pernambuco and bears the original W. E. Hill & Sons stamp over the frog. With its high tension that is somewhat constant over the full bow length this excellent bow can play strong and soft/fluid at the same time (an indeed rare combination). It creates a mature, sophisticated sound full of warmth, clarity, character and volume. The traditionally shaped head features a silver head plate, the ebony frog is mounted in genuine silver. The end of the stick is capped witha silver ring. This fine Charles Leggat bow is a perfectly preserved classical masterpiece by an esteemed workshop, that was completely reconditioned and made ready to play by our expert luthiers. No special recommendation is needed on our part, since this classic W. E. Hill & Sons bow speaks for itself.

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