W.E. Hill & Sons

A fine violin bow by Sidney Yeoman for W.E. Hill & Sons, London circa 1900

Before 1918 W.E.Hill & Sons made fewer bows, concentrating on production for sale from the Bond Street shop rather than wholesaling through the network of dealers that they nurtured in Britain and abroad. Things would change when William Retford arrived…

 

Thomas Tubbs

A good violin bow by Thomas Tubbs, London, circa 1840.

Thomas may have been the earliest bow maker of the Tubbs dynasty, born to a family of silk weavers in Bethnal Green in 1790, his reputation is overshadowed in the early nineteenth-century by the Dodd family for whom he supplied…

 

François-Nicolas Voirin

A well-restored violin bow by F.N. Voirin, Paris circa 1880

Francois-Nicolas Voirin was the cousin of J.B. Vuillaume, and one of the most significant bow makes of the late nineteenth century. This example has a expertly repaired head, and is otherwise a very good example of his work with excellent…