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Fine Cello Bows for Sale

William D. Watson | Cello Bow

Category: Cello Bows
Manufacturer: Watson, William D.

Bow Type: Cello Bow

Circa: 1975

Price: $8,000.00

Maker: William D. Watson

Description: This bow is a beautiful example of William Watson’s work shortly after he left the Hill & Sons workshop. This bow is mounted in ebony and silver and features a strong yet elastic, octagonal bow. This bow draws a rich tone and has a quick and lively balance. Weight: 77.5 grams.

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.

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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