A lovely handmade viola bow made by the English maker H. Byrom in Canterbury. Clearly a student of the ex W. E. Hill and Sons, Arthur Bultitude school this fine bow is mounted in silver with a silver engraved rose inlaid into the frog. The button is neatly inlaid with mother of pearl on each facet.
The frog is mounted to the stick without a metal underslide, something the great early French makers like F. X Tourte did but fell out of fashion in the mid 1800s. We find this ever rarer mounting method increases the warmth of the tone, warmth which this bow provides wonderfully.
H. Byrom, Canterbury