Arthur Bultitude Viola Bow circa 1970

£6,000

Arthur Bultitude Viola Bow
Arthur Bultitude is a highly respected English maker who spent much of his working life at Hills. On leaving the Hill shop he specialised in exquisite bows with ornamental frogs such as this lovely viola bow.

The Hill shop has had such an enormous influence on English making, one might even say that after James Tubbs, the English bow is the Hill bow. Pretty much all the independent makers trained there and absorbed the Hill aesthetic, and Bultitude is the most Hill-ish of them all.

This is a very typical example of his work, a robust octagonal stick of dark red pernambuco, and a beautifully worked frog with an inlaid tudor rose. Stamped on both sides of the handle, and bearing marks under the frog suggesting a date of 1973.

The condition is outstanding, with only two tiny nibbles to the head.

This is a meaty bow drawing a dark and mellow sound – lots of power but not sluggish. The balance point at 27cm pushes the bow onto the strings, and it’s easy work getting a long viola string moving.

An ideal bow for an orchestral professional.

Mounts: silver/ebony

Dimensions: length 74.6cm, weight 72.6 grams

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Ref: sr293


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