William Watson (1930-2018) worked at W. E. Hill & Sons from 1945-62, where he is credited with making some of their finest bows. He then set up independently, and continued to produce very high-quality work. He continued to work until his death and was hugely respected for his knowledge of British bow-making history

This fine gold-mounted viola bow by William Watson is in excellent condition. It was made c.1970 and weighs 74g. It has its original whalebone lapping which is subject to CITES regulations