W.E. Hill + Sons "W.E.H + S" silver-mounted violin bow
This second-tier violin bow is typical of the high-quality hand skills of W.E. Hill and Son’s bow makers in the first half of the twentieth century. A small nick in the silver tip face below the head mortice indicates the bow was made by Sydney Braithwaite Yeoman, the workshop’s first apprentice, who joined the company in 1890 and retired 55 years later, in 1945. The ebony frog has a full-length pearl slide and pearl back plate and the black whalebone lapping is original. The bow produces a full, warm sound and the spiccato is very well-balanced and precise.