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Andreas Preuss

Value of a gold mounted violin bow stamped W.E. Hill & Sons

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Got a gold mounted violin bow in my shop which seems to have been made by Edgar Bishop (according to the number on the head plate). It's in good condition except the worn mother of pearl in the screw. 

What would be a normal price tag for such a bow?

If neccessary which expert would be best for a certificate? 

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A gold and plain ebony WE Hill & Sons branded bow in good condition from this period (1930s) would be £8-9,000 over here, more for something decorated.

I don't know anyone who writes certificates who's really specialist in these bows, but they are pretty easy to authenticate so I would go with any of the big names. 

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21 hours ago, martin swan said:

A gold and plain ebony WE Hill & Sons branded bow in good condition from this period (1930s) would be £8-9,000 over here, more for something decorated.

I don't know anyone who writes certificates who's really specialist in these bows, but they are pretty easy to authenticate so I would go with any of the big names. 

Hi Martin

What about with Fleur de Lys ? Does the indiviual maker make a difference in value? Also what is current status of their non -wood frogs?

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7 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

Thank you!

how did the Button get so worn?

I have seen buttons like this a couple of times. As you know mother of pearl can be dissolved in vinegar acid and sweat seems to be quite similar.

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