f BOWS by David Van Edwards

Bows in Stock

This is a complete list of the bows I have made which are in stock at the moment.

These are some of the players who are using my bows.

Of course I can make any bow you like from my full catalogue.

The price in pounds (£) is the basic price excluding shipping.

I have arranged for secure credit card payment via PayPal. If you wish to use this method, click on the “Buy now” button next to the bow you wish to buy to be taken to the shopping cart page where you should choose the appropriate shipping zone (UK, Europe or USA/World) You will then be taken to a secure page run by PayPal to enter your credit card details.

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PayPal can accept all major credit and debit cards; payment can be made in pounds, euros or dollars.

PayPal then send both of us a confirmation email which I further acknowledge personally by email and post off your bow by insured airmail. It should take between seven and ten days to arrive depending on where in the world you live. If you have any trouble with the shopping cart please just email me and I'll set up a special button which by-passes the cart and takes you straight to the PayPal secure page.

I can also accept payment by direct bank transfer and normal dollar cheques drawn on a bank in USA or normal euro cheques drawn on a bank in Europe. If you wish to pay by any of these methods, please email or telephone me your order so I can tell you the total price including delivery and can also reserve your bow until your payment arrives.

All my bows are sent “on approval ” for two weeks trial, if you don’t like the bow, for any reason at all, please return it, at your expense, by insured post within that time for a full refund of what you paid.

David Van Edwards
6 Whitwell Road, Norwich NR1 4HB, England
44 (0)1603 629899

Treble Viol Bows
The bows can be seen by clicking on the bow number.

Alto Viol Bows
The bows can be seen by clicking on the bow number.

Tenor Viol Bows
The bows can be seen by clicking on the bow number.

TE 1240

Tenor viol bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 670mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood fittings and screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair, 73 grams weight. £400
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Bass Viol Bows
The bows can be seen by clicking on the bow number.

BA 1261

Marais bass viol bow Octagonal figured snakewood stick 762 mm long with Marais style head. Screw-adjusted figured snakewood frog and cowbone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 99 grams weight. £500
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BA 1259

Marais bass viol bow Octagonal figured snakewood stick 762 mm long with Marais style head. Screw-adjusted figured snakewood frog and cowbone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 98 grams weight. £500
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BA 1258

Renaissance bass viol bow Octagonal ebonised beechwood stick 760mm long with early baroque form head. Clip-in figured snakewood frog. Finest Mongolian black hair. 64 grams weight £450
Currently out on approval
MX 1246

Marais bass viol bow Octagonal snakewood stick 793mm long with Marais head. Ebony fittings and screw adjusted frog. Free hair length 630mm finest black hair. 97 grams weight £250
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BA 149

Bass viol bow (resale) Made some time ago but still in perfect condition. Octagonal pernambuco stick 728mm long with early baroque form head. African blackwood fittings and screw adjusted frog, Newly rehaired with finest white Mongolian hair. 71 grams weight. The previous owner writes: “One careful lady owner. Low, but resonant mileage. Immaculate condition (the bow, not the lady). Fully taxed, MOS (Music Of the Spheres) certificated.” £350
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BA 148

Bass viol bow. Octagonal unfigured snakewood stick 727mm long with early baroque form head. (slight cosmetic flaw to the wood at the far side of the head) Ebony fittings and screw adjusted frog, Newly rehaired with finest white Mongolian hair. 70 grams weight. £300
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BA 1243

Marais bass viol bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 762mm long with Marais style head. Screw adjusted figured snakewood frog and bone button, best Mongolian black hair. 96 grams weight. £550
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BA 1230

Bass viol bow. Octagonal highly figured stick 720mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood fittings and screw adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. 76 grams weight. £ 500
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BA 1228

Renaissance bass viol bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 733mm long with renaissance form head. Clip-in African blackwood frog and finest black Mongolian har. 77 grams weight. £500
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BA 1210

Renaissance bass viol bow Octagonal black hornbeam stick 773mm long with renaissance form head. Boxwood clip in frog and black hair. 54 grams weight. £250
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BA 1208

Renaissance bass viol bow Octagonal figured snakewood stick 760mm long with renaissance form head. African blackwood fittings and screw adjusted frog. Black hair. Weight 81 grams. £450
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BA 1198

Marais bass viol bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 762mm long with Marais style head. Screw adjusted figured snakewood frog and bone button, best Mongolian black hair. 92 grams weight. £500
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BA 1115

Bass viol bow Octagonal unfigured snakewood stick 760mm long with baroque form head. Ebony fittings, screw adjusted frog. 67grams weight £420
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BA 1054

Renaissance bass viol bow Octagonal figured snakewood stick 742mm long with renaissance form head. African blackwood fittings, screw adjusted frog, 24mm stick to hair, 80 grams weight. £420
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Baroque Violin Bows
The bows can be seen by clicking on the bow number.

VN 1260

Baroque violin bow Octagonal lightly figured snakewood 680mm long with baroque form head. Screw-adjusted highly figured snakewood frog and cowbone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 58 grams weight.
£450

VN 1254

Transitional violin bow Octagonal well figured snakewood stick 690mm long with John Dodd form head. Snakewood screw-adjusted frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair, 62 grams weight. £450
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VN 1252

Baroque violin bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 680mm long with baroque form head. Figured snakewood fittings and screw adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair, 60 grams weight. £550
Currently out on approval
VN 1251

Early baroque violin bow Round highly figured snakewood stick 715mm long with early baroque form head. Clip-in African blacwood frog and finest white mongolian hair. 52 grams weight £550
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VN 1250

Early baroque violin bow Unfigured snakewood stick 660mm long with early baroque form head. Figured snakewood fittings with screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair, 48 grams weight. £450
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VN 1249

Baroque violin bow Round and reeded figured snakewood stick, 680mm long with baroque form head. Snakewood fittings and screw adjusted frog, finest white Mongolian hair. 58 grams weight. £550
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VN 1248

Early baroque violin bow Octagonal unfigured snakewood stick 605mm long with early baroque form head. African blackwood fittings and screw adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. 41 grams weight £400
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VN 1247

Early baroque violin bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick, 660 mm long with early baroque form head. Very highly figured fittings with screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. 58 grams weight. £550
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VN 1241

Early baroque violin bow Unfigured snakewood stick 660mm long with early baroque form head. Figured snakewood fittings with screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair, 55 grams weight. £450
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VN 1239

Early baroque violin bow Octagonal figured snakewood stick 680mm long with early baroque form head. Clip-in highly figured snakewood frog and finest white Mongolian hair. 52 grams weight £500
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VN 1235

Baroque violin bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 710 mm long with early baroque form head based on a bow once owned by Tartini. Clip-in snakewood frog and finest white Mongolian hair. Weight 59 grams. £500
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VN 1233

Early baroque violin bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick, 660 mm long with early baroque form head. Very highly figured fittings with screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. 58 grams weight. £550
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VN 1231

Transitional violin bow. Round very highly figured snakewood stick with octagonal handle section, 687 mm long with Duke form head. African Blackwood fittings, screw adjusted frog. 64 gms weight. £550
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VN 1223

Baroque violin bow Fluted and reeded figured snakewood stick, 680mm long with baroque form head. Snakewood fittings and screw adjusted frog, finest white Mongolian hair. 56 grams weight. £575
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VN 1222

Early baroque violin bow Round highly figured snakewood stick 670mm long with early baroque form head. Figured snakewood screw-adjusted frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair, 57 grams weight. £550
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VN 1220

Early baroque violin bow Round highly figured snakewood stick 673mm long with early baroque form head. African blackwood fittings, screw-adjusted frog, finest white Mongolian hair, 56 grams weight £500
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VN 1219

Early baroque violin bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 655 mm long with early baroque form head. Clip-in highly figured snakewood frog and finest white Mongolian hair. 50 grams weight £500
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VN 1211

Early baroque violin bow Octagonal figured snakewood stick, 680mm long with renaissance form head. African blackwood fittings and screw adjusted frog, Finest white Mongolian hair, 59 grams weight. £460
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VN 1207

Transitional violin bow Octagonal well figured snakewood stick 680mm long with John Dodd form head. African blackwood fittings and screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair, 58 grams weight. £450
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VN 1205

Baroque violin bow Round well figured snakewood stick 680mm long with baroque form head and reeded handle section. Mammoth ivory fittings, curly screw adjusted frog. finest Mongolian white hair. 56 grams weight. £650
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VN 1203

Baroque violin bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 680mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood screw adjusted frog and button. Finest Mongolian white hair, 62 grams weight. £500
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VN 1201

Baroque violin bow Round figured snakewood stick 675mm long with baroque form head. African Blackwood fittings and screw adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair . 52grams weight £360
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VN 1199

Baroque violin bow Round unfigured snakewood stick 675mm long with baroque form head and reeded handle section. African Blackwood fittings and screw adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair . 56 grams weight £430
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VN 1182

Early baroque violin bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick, 690 mm long with early baroque form head. Screw adjusted African blackwood frog with bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 61 grams weight. £520
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VN 1174

Baroque violin bow Octagonal well figured snakewood stick 697mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood screw-adjusted frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair, 64 grams weight. £460
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VN 1170

Early baroque violin bow Round dark figured snakewood stick with octagonal handle section, 685 mm long with fluted renaissance form head. Clip-in snakewood frog, Finest white Mongolian hair. Weight 51 grams £470
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VN 1168

Renaissance violin bow Octagonal partly figured snakewood with renaissance form head, 700mm long. Clip-in African blackwood frog. Finest black Mongolian hair. Weight 52 grams £360
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Baroque Viola Bows
The bows can be seen by clicking on the bow number.

VA 1227

Transitional viola bow. Octagonal premium pernambuco stick 690mm long with Dodd style head. Screw adjusted African blackwood frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 57 grams weight £400
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VA 1226

Transitional viola bow Round figured snakewood stick with octagonal handle section, 700mm long with early Tourte head based on Tarisio 72816. Screw adjusted bone sandwich frog based on Tarisio 75175 and bone button. Purple silk and silver lapping with snakeskin thumb leather. 79 grams weight £550
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VA 1217

Baroque viola bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 690mm long with early baroque form head. Figured snakewood screw-adjusted frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 69 grams weight £500
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VA 1218

Baroque viola bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 690mm long with early baroque form head. Figured snakewood screw-adjusted frog and camel bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 71 grams weight £500
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VA 1206

Transitional viola bow Round figured snakewood stick with octagonal handle section, 688mm long with school of Dodd style head c. 1790. African blackwood frog and bone button. Screw adjusted. 67 grams weight £500
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VA 1194

Baroque viola bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 700mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood screw adjusted frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair, 73 grams weight. £500
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VA 1192

Early baroque viola bow Round highly figured snakewood stick, 700mm long with early baroque form head and octagonal handle section. Mammoth ivory (certified as genuine Mammuthus Primigenius) fittings and screw adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. Weight 70 grams £600
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VA 1184

Transitional viola bow Round figured snakewood stick with octagonal handle section 688mm long with Dodd style head. African blackwood screw adjusted frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 66 grams weight. £470
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VA 1143

Baroque viola bow Octagonal premium pernambuco stick 700 mm long with early baroque form head. African blackwood fittings and screw adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair, 60 grams weight £360
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Baroque Cello Bows
The bows can be seen by clicking on the bow number.

CE 1257

Baroque cello bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 720mm long with baroque form head. Highly figured snakewood fittings and screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. 89 grams weight. £500
Currently out on approval
CE 1255

Transitional cello bow Octagonal premium pernambuco stick 710mm long with Dodd style head. African blackwood fittings with screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. 68 grams weight. £470
Currently out on approval
CE 1237

Transitional cello bow Octagonal premium pernambuco stick 710mm long with Dodd style head. African blackwood fittings with screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. 69 grams weight. £470
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CE 1238

Transitional cello bow Round figured snakewood stick 710 mm long with with Dodd style head. African blackwood fittings with screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. 74 grams weight. £500
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CE 1242

Baroque cello bow. Octagonal figured snakewood stick 720 mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood fittings and screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair. 83 grams eight £500
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CE 1229

Transitional cello bow. Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 710mm long with John Dodd style head. African blackwood, screw adjusted frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 72grams weight £500
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CE 1224

Transitional cello bow Octagonal pernambuco stick 710mm long with Edward Dodd style head. African blackwood fittings and screw-adjusted frog. Finest white Mongolian hair, 76 grams weight. £450
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CE 1221

Baroque cello bow Octagonal figured snakewood stick 720mm length with baroque form head. African blackwood screw-adjusted frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair, 86 grams weight. £500
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CE 1185

Baroque cello bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 720mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood screw adjusted frog and bone button. 86 grams weight £500
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CE 1213

Baroque cello bow Octagonal unfigured snakewood stick, 720mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood fittings and screw adjusted frog. Finest white mongolian hair, 77 grams weight £450
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CE 1197

Baroque cello bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick, 720mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood fittings, screw adjusted frog, finest white Mongolian hair. 85 grams weight. £500
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CE 1188

Baroque cello bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick, 720mm long with baroque form head. African blackwood screw-adjusted frog and bone button. Finest white Mongolian hair. 85 grams weight £550
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CE 1186

Transitional cello bow Octagonal pernambuco stick 706mm long with Dodd style head. Screw adjusted African blackwood frog and bone button, finest Mongolian white hair. 77 grams weight. £430
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CE 1189

Baroque cello bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 721mm long with baroque form head. Screw adjusted African blackwood frog and bone button, finest Mongolian white hair. 86 grams weight. £500
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CE 1128

Transitional cello bow Round well-figured snakewood stick with octagonal handle section, 710 mm long with John Dodd style head. African blackwood frog and snakewood button. Screw adjusted. 82 grams weight £480
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Baroque Double Bass Bows
The bows can be seen by clicking on the bow number.

DB 1256

Baroque double bass bow Octagonal unfigured snakewood stick 670 mm long with baroque form head. Figured snakewood fittings, screw adjusted German grip frog, 45mm hair to stick at frog. Finest Mongolian black hair, 135 grams weight. £480
Currently out on approval
DB 1236

Baroque double bass bow Octagonal premium pernambuco stick 665 mm long with baroque form head. Figured snakewood screw-adjusted German grip frog with unfigured snakewood button. Finest black Mongolian hair. 123 grams weight.
£500

DB 1232

Baroque double bass bow. Octagonal unfigured snakewood stick 700 mm long with baroque form head. Highly figured dark snakewood fittings, screw adjusted French grip frog, 30mm hair to stick at frog. Finest Mongolian black hair, 139 grams weight £500
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DB 1216

Baroque double bass bow Octagonal unfigured snakewood stick 670 mm long with baroque form head. Unfigured snakewood fittings, screw adjusted German grip frog, 45mm hair to stick at frog. Finest Mongolian black hair, 139 grams weight. £480
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DB 1215

Baroque double bass bow Octagonal figured snakewood stick 700 mm long with baroque form head. Unfigured snakewood fittings, screw adjusted French grip frog, 30mm hair to stick at frog. Finest Mongolian black hair, 137 grams weight £500
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DB 1191

Double bass bow Octagonal pernambuco stick 671mm long with baroque form head. Unfigured snakewood screw adjusted German grip frog and button. Finest Mongolian black hair, Weight 117 grams £380
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Miscellaneous Bows
The bows can be seen by clicking on the bow number.

MX 1245

Tenor vielle bow Octagonal beechwood stick 728 mm long with fixed beechwood frog. Design based on Costa painting in National Gallery and a Hans Holbein drawing in Basle. Finest white Mongolian hair, 49 grams weight. £360
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MX 1244

Pochette bow Octagonal highly figured snakewood stick 390mm long with early baroque form head. Mammoth ivory fittings and screw adjusted frog. Finest Mongolian white hair. 31 grams weight £450
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TR 1234

Pardessus bow Octagonal figured snakewood stick 63cm long with early baroque form head. African blackwood screw-adjusted frog and snakewood button. Finest white Mongolain hair, 55 grams weight. £450
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MX 1199a

Tenor vielle bow Octagonal beechwood stick 720 mm long with fixed beechwood frog. Design based on the Lorenzo Costa painting in National Gallery and a Hans Holbein drawing in Basle. Finest white Mongolian hair, 46 grams weight. The bow is detensioned by slipping the noose at the tip over the retaining knob. This works very well and keeps the hair attached to the bow at both ends. £360
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MX 1190

Pochette bow c.1660 Round unfigured snakewood stick 417mm long with early baroque form head. Clip-in unfigured snakewood frog and best Mongolian black hair. 26 grams weight. Made as part of the Paston Treasure exhibition in Yale Center for British Art. £180
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