English violin bow made, in our opinion, by Edgar Bishop in the firm of W. E. Hill and Sons. Branded W. E. Hill and Sons.
Begun in 1880 by Wlliam Ebsworth Hill, the London-based company of W. E. Hill & Sons grew to become one of the most important in violin making history for over 100 years. As leading experts on historic Cremonese instruments, W. E. and his four sons handled the restoration and sales of the world's finest instruments, including those of Stradivari and Guarneri. Particularly known for their bows, the Hill firm employed numerous distinguished bow makers, including Frank Napier (born c. 1884), who made this violin bow.Octagonal. Silver and tortoise frog and button. 4/4