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Sale: 24th October 2016

Lot 199: A Gold and Ivory-Mounted Viola Bow by W. E. Hill & Sons, circa 1930


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£4,000 - £6,000

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This is an archive lot from a previous sale. Please contact us if you are looking to purchase or sell a similar instrument. Brompton's will be happy to guide you through the process and discuss the best options available to you.

VAT & Import Tax

20% buyers premium only


Octagonal stick. The stick by William Grieve Johnston, the frog by Albert Leeson


Stamped: W. E. Hill & Sons. Further stamped under frog: W 37 England


by W E Hill & Sons


Weight: 70g


Very good throughout with some wear to the handle. *


This bow is Illustrated in 'Arthur Bultitude and the Hill Tradition' by Richard Saddler, London 2000, page: 221, plate: 33, a copy of which is sold with this bow.

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside the EU.

This lot contains or is made of ivory. The United States Government has banned the import of any ivory into the USA.

Sale Information

Sale Date

2:30pm, Monday 24th October 2016

Sale Location

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom