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Fine English violin bow by Frank Napier / W.E. Hill & Sons - frog
Fine English violin bow by Frank Napier / W.E. Hill & Sons - frog
Archet de violon anglais de WE Hill & Sons, Frank Napier - tete
Archet de violon anglais de WE Hill & Sons, Frank Napier - tete
Inventory No.: A12
Provenance: London
Maker: Frank Napier / W.E. Hill & Sons
Weight: 59.0 g
Year: 1929
Tone: Warm, clear, large

Fine English violin bow by Frank Napier / W.E. Hill & Sons (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)

This fine English violin bow by W. E.Hill & Sons, London, was made early in the 20th century around 1910-1920 by Frank Napier, a fine bow maker initially trained as a piano tuner who was working - together with his father William Napier - from around 1900 - 1930 at W.E. Hill & Sons in London. A masterpiece in pristine conditon, that shows hardly any signs from playing. The flexible round stick is made of finest red-brown pernambuco wood. The ebony frog is sterling silver mounted with a Parisian eye and silver adjuster. The head plate is typically for the Hill bows of sterling silver. This fine violin bow projects instantly and produces a warm, large tone of clarity and volume. The balance point feels perfectly centered in the hand and is measured at 25.9 cm inlcuding the length of the adjuster. This fine Frank Naper violin bow bears several original stamps and markings on shaft and headplate. With a certificate issued by the renowned expert Hieronymus Köstler, Stuttgart.

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