Samuel Allen violin bow made for W. E. Hill and Sons circa 1885
Samuel Allen (1838–ca. 1914) is regarded as one of the finest and most influential English bow makers of the late 19th century. One of the first bow makers to be hired at the renowned W. E. Hill & Sons workshop founded in London in the early 1880s, Allen crafted exceptional bows based on various French models, particularly François Tourte, and set the high standard of bow making that the Hill company became known for.
Sold with a certificate of authenticity from Reuning and Son Violins.