Violin Bow, circa 1720

Summary

Henry Ford also collected 18th and 19th century violin bows, as well as fine violins. Rudolph Wurlitzer selected this early 18th century English bow from his personal collection and presented it to Ford in 1937. Wurlitzer, a violin dealer and musical instrument manufacturer, had helped Ford acquire his Italian-made classical violins during the 1920s and kept them in good repair for the industrialist.

Henry Ford also collected 18th and 19th century violin bows, as well as fine violins. Rudolph Wurlitzer selected this early 18th century English bow from his personal collection and presented it to Ford in 1937. Wurlitzer, a violin dealer and musical instrument manufacturer, had helped Ford acquire his Italian-made classical violins during the 1920s and kept them in good repair for the industrialist.

Artifact

Violin bow

Date Made

circa 1720

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England 

Creator Notes

Attributed to an English maker.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Sounds of America Gallery (Foster Memorial)

Object ID

37.293.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Rudolph Wurlitzer.

Material

Brazilwood (Wood)
Horsehair
Ivory (Tooth component)

Dimensions

Width: 1.25 in

Length: 27.913 in

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