Viola bow: Late Baroque, A. Dipper, Dodd Model
The Dodd family produced some of the finest English bows of the 18th and 19th centuries. The models tend to be influenced by the designs of other bow making schools, in particular the Mannheim school that is associated with the career of the violinist Wilhelm Cramer and other models being influenced by the Italo-French school of Viotti. The use of British colonial woods rather than South American woods in their construction is an interesting factor in their design which led to measurements that mostly exceed their French model counterparts. This more robust quality followed the requirement for more volume and dynamic power in the English orchestral style.
Viola bow: Late Baroque, A. Dipper, Dodd Model – DVAB149 (price $3,200)