The Tubbs bow making dynasty stretched over five generations, from the 1800s to the early 20th century, and was based in London. Thomas Tubbs, the first of the family whose bows can be identified, was active during the early 19th century and his son, William, continued the craft, probably receiving training from Edward Dodd as well as his father. No fewer than seven of William's children entered the ...Read More bow making profession, the most talented and prolific of whom was James, the eldest. James's brothers Edward and John both moved to New York in the late 19th century. The last of the Tubbs bow makers was James's son Alfred, whose early death in 1911 brought the line to a close.
- The auction record for this maker is $5,100 in May 2013, for a violin bow.
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