Bow for viola d'amore

19th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Length 71.7 cm, weight 52 g (Length 28 1/4 in., weight 0.1 lbs.)

Accession Number

17.1720b

Medium or Technique

Pernambuco

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Accessories

Tourte type. Finely made bow of Pernambuco with octagonal stick. Ebony frog inlaide with large mother-of-pearl shields on the sides; mother-of-pearl slide; German silver ferrule. Ivory button.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection