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Fine Viola Bows for Sale

Samuel Allen | Viola/Violin Bow

Category: Viola Bows
Manufacturer: Allen, Samuel

Bow Type: Viola/Violin Bow

Item #: XXX-1062

Year: 1895

Price: Upon Request

Maker: Samuel Allen

Description: (1838 – 1914) Samuel Allen worked for the firm of W.E. Hill & Sons in the 1880s and is known as one of its finest craftsmen. It is possible that he learned bow making before joining the firm, but the evidence is not certain. Allen is especially notable for having made each of the individual parts of the bow himself, which is a rarity in Hill bows after his departure around 1890. His models are more varied than those of other Hill makers, and are based on several French models. His cello bows, which usually follow a Tourte model, are particularly prized. After leaving the Hill firm Allen took up violin making and is known to have made at least one double bass.

This bow is a lovely bow which would make a very fine viola bow for a smaller instrument or violin bow for someone looking for a heavier bow. Weight: 65.5 grams.

Certified by Isaac Salchow.

Terms: This fine bow has been hand selected for addition to our catalog and is available for examination and trial. If you wish to inquire further about this bow, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.

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