W. E. Hill & Sons violin bow by W. R. Retford/Barnes
Silver mounted ebony frog by Arthur John (Harry) Barnes, with Parisian eye, original whalebone lapping, octagonal stick made by William Richard Retford in 1933 and stamped W. E. HILL & SONS, 59.2 grams
A classic example of a fully stamped bow from the Hill workshops from this period, this bow is in extraordinary completely original condition with almost no wear. It has been in our long-term ownership for professional use, and was purchased from the son of the original owner, an amateur player who bought it new from A.E. Smith in Sydney.