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Kit bow by James Dodd, London, ca. 1800-1815
NMM 2678. Kit bow by James Dodd, London, ca. 1800-1815. Stamped on frog and stick: J. DODD. Octagonal stick of pernambuco wood with ivory frog and button. Length: 419 mm. A rare little bow, built by a well-known English bowmaker, that has survived with a kit by Richard Tobin, London, ca. 1800-1815 (NMM 2681). Board of Trustees, 1980.
Literature: Musical Instruments, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Printed Music and Musical Miscellanea (London: Christie, Manson & Woods, March 14, 1978), lot 85, p. 24 and plate 5.
André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 53.
André P. Larson, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003), p. 39.
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