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This silver-mounted English double bass bow was made by Stephen Bristow. It is in as-new condition and weighs 149g

Stephen Bristow trained at the workshop of W. E. Hill & Sons, then worked on his own account and with John Clutterbuck (also ex-Hills). This bow has an angled heel in the style of Percival Bryant.



Stick: pernambuco (Paubrasilia echinata)

Mounts: silver, ebony (Diospyros spp)

Pearl: pink/green abalone (Haliotis spp)

Thumb band: goat leather (Capra hircus)

Lapping: silver

Face: bone (Bos indicus)

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