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Silver mounted violin bow with a round stick made of Pernambuco wood. The ebony frog has a mother-of-pearl slide and eye. Silver is used for the ferrule, heelplate, underslide and button. The face protecting the tip is made of mammoth. A silver wire wrapping and a black thumb leather protect the stick near the frog. The bow is made in the style of James Tubbs, possibly from the Bazin or Nurnberger workshop.

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  • Specific materials/techniques:carved (woodwork), Pernambucano wood, ebony, mother-of-pearl, silver, mammoth
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  • Repository:Royal Academy of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Total length: 745mm; Height: 26.5mm; Weight: 58.5g