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CB2: Cello Bow

Maker: Malcolm Taylor

Date: 1974

Origin: UK


 MALCOLM TAYLOR along the stick above the Frog

Weight: 83.1gm

Balance Point: 26.0cm


 This exquisitely embroidered pink gold and tortoiseshell cello bow was made by Malcolm Taylor in 1974. The strong octagonal stick draws a voluptuous velvety tone yet is able to elicit a crisp response when playing off the string passages. The frog is made of exceptionally beautiful tortoiseshell in excellent condition inlaid with his signature dove in pink gold.


Maker- Malcolm Taylor  (

Taylor was an esteemed British bow maker who worked at W.E. Hill & Sons in London, England from 1949 to 1973. He made a large amount of their top grade bows. In 1973 he chose to leave Hill & Sons and moved to Devon where he continued his bow making and started to write his own name on his bows instead of the traditional W.E Hill and Sons. He made this particular bow a year after he left Hill and Sons. The last owner bought it directly from him.


Interesting facts about gold:

I recently found out that pink gold also known as French gold is more rare than rose gold. Although the names are often used interchangeably, the difference between red, rose, and pink gold is the copper content – the higher the copper content, the stronger the red coloration. A common alloy for rose gold is 75% gold and 25% copper by mass. The pink gold used in the mountings of this bow is made of an alloy of 76% gold, 18% copper and 6% aluminium.


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