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W.E. Hill & Sons / William Watson | Cello Bow

Category: Cello Bows
Manufacturer: W.E. Hill & Sons / William Watson

Bow Type: Cello Bow

Circa: 1960

Price: Upon Request

Maker: W.E. Hill & Sons / William Watson

Description: This extremely beautiful bow was made by William Watson at the peak of his career whilst working for the firm or W.E. Hill & Sons of London, England. This features his finest pernambuco and is mounted in tortoiseshell and gold with inlaid fleur-de-lys. This bow is very solid feeling with beautiful weight and balance, which draws a rich and articulate tone. Weight: 80.0 grams. Previously owned by the cellist Stephen Erdody.

At the astonishingly young age of 14, William D. Watson joined the W.E. Hill & Sons firm in 1945. Watson became the first apprentice in the Hill shop in over seventeen years, and the last student of William Retford. Immediately, Retford realized the sure determination and aptitude Watson possessed, and entrusted him with crafting the "Fleur de Lys" design. During his time in the Hill shop, his elders were surprised to find that the young man achieved a standard of delicacy unequalled in any Hill bow. In 1962, Watson left the Hill firm to work under his own name, where he made this magnificently crafted bow.

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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