Michael Taylor violin bow
Silver mounted ebony frog with Parisian eye mounted (unusually for Michael) in the Hill tradition without metal liner, original lapping, round stick stamped EALING STRINGS on the player side, and MICHAEL J TAYLOR on the audience side, 58.8 grams
Michael Taylor (b.1949) is the foremost English bowmaker of our time, and founded the bowmaking department at the former Ealing Strings where he worked for over twenty years. In 1995, following the death of Ealing Strings’ founder Malcolm Sadler, Michael left to work in his own workshop, first in Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, before relocating to Spain. In exceptional condition, this bow was made for the American-Iraqi-Armenian violin professor the late Vartan Manoogian, and there is extensive documentation that comes with the bow.