Violin bow

On display


  • Title

    Violin bow

  • Artist/maker

  • Associated place

    France (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1789
  • Material and technique

    pernambuco, ivory, horsehair

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    0.53 cm stick smallest point (width)
    1.63 cm stick 1/4 hair length (width)
    0.75 cm stick 1/2 hair length (width)
    0.77 cm stick 3/4 hair length (width)
    0.79 cm stick front of frog (width)
    0.84 cm stick end of stick (width)
    0.53 cm stick smallest point (height)
    0.63 cm stick 1/4 hair length (height)
    0.73 cm stick 1/2 hiar length (height)
    0.8 cm stick 3/4 hair length (height)
    0.78 cm stick front of frog (height)
    0.84 cm stick end of stick (height)
    74 cm bow overall (length)
    26.3 cm bow balance point (length)
    64.2 cm bow hair length (length)
    49 g bow (weight)
    2.92 cm head (length)
    2.5 cm head (height)
    0.87 cm head (width)
    0.8 cm head hair (width)
    4.56 cm frog (length)
    1.98 cm frog (height)
    1.33 cm frog (width)
    0.95 cm frog hair (width)
    1.34 cm adjuster (length)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Mr A. Phillips Hill, in accordance with the wishes of Arthur and Alfred Hill, 1948.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 39 | Music and Tapestry
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Boyden, David D., The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford/OUP, 1969), 26

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