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About James Tubbs
English bow maker James Tubbs was born in London in 1835 and died there in 1921. Known as the "English Tourte," he is one of the most important bow makers in history. Tubbs descended from a family of bow makersa five-generational dynasty crafting bows from the early 19th century into the early 20th century. James trained and worked with his father William until 1858, when he went to work for W. E. Hill & Sons. In 1864, he established his own business, housed in various London neighborhoods, where he would develop his own bow model based on those of François Tourte. His bows were owned by the most celebrated players of his time and won multiple awards, including a gold medal for a bow entered into the London 1885 Worlds Fair Exhibition. He was later appointed bow maker to the court of the Duke of Edinburgh. Tubbs further refined the designs of his bows throughout the 1890s, and his son Alfred joined his workshop for many prolific years until Alfreds death in 1911. James continued to make bows up to his death at age 86.
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James Tubbs | Round | Silver and Ebony Frog and Button | 4/4
Featured Viola Bow
About Louis Gillet
French bow maker Louis Henri Gillet (1891 - 1970) apprenticed under August Barbé in Mirecourt, before going to work for the Jérome Thibouville-Lamy company. After serving in World War I, Gillet returned to Mirecourt to work for the Laberte-Humbert Frères firm, then moved to Dijon in the 1920s to establish his own workshop, where he built bows for various violin shops. In 1934, Gillet succeeded Jules Fétique as Eugene Sartory's assistant in Paris for over a decade. After Sartory's death in 1946, Gillet worked for Sartory's son-in-law, violin maker Georges Dupuy for a short time, during which this viola bow was made.
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Sold with a certificate of authenticity from Paul Childs
Branded Dupuy A Paris. The frog later.
Louis Gillet | Round | Silver and Ebony Frog and Button
Featured Cello Bow
About Stephen Salchow
Son of renowned American bow maker William Salchow (1926-2014), Stephen Salchow (b. 1965) studied with his father in New York City. He worked at the Salchow & Sons workshop with his nephew Isaac Salchow from 1995-2013, then moved to Philadelphia, where he is currently the bow maker for Frederick W. Oster Fine Violins. Some of the world's finest soloists play Steve Salchow's bows, including Jamie Laredo, Steven Tenenbom, and Kazuhide Isomura. His bows are also owned by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony.
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Stephen Salchow | Octagonal | Silver and Ebony Frog and Button | 4/4
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