Thomas Tubbs

A good violin bow by Thomas Tubbs, London circa 1860

This bow came from the estate of Kathleen Parlow, “Canada’s Violinist” and pupil of Leopold Auer although the provenance is sadly only by word of mouth. Made around the 1860s, the rounded back of the frog features strongly in James…

 

James Dodd

A good English violin bow by James Dodd, London, circa 1830.

A bow that underlines the continual experimentation of the Dodd family through the nineteenth-century. The swept back head of the stick is very characteristic of both James Dodd moving towards the standards to which Panormo bows were made. The narrow…

 

James Tubbs

A fine English violin bow by James Tubbs, London circa 1880.

Made around 1880, this is an extremely strong and fine violin bow by James Tubbs. His bows of this period are archetypal of his work, with asymmetric pearl eyes on the frog, and the very typical rounded head that features…