One of the last members of the dynasty of English bow makers of the 20th century, Malcolm Taylor (1934 - 2012) began working for W. E. Hill & Sons in 1949. He established his own shop in Devon in 1973. In 1981, Taylor made a set of bows to celebrate the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The strong octagonal stick of this cello bow pulls a warm, refined tone with a wonderful range of color. Very evenly balanced, the bow is easy to control, produces crisp and clear off-the-string strokes, and is very satisfying to play with. The ebony frog is in excellent condition and inlaid with a gold dove.