William Grieve Johnston apprenticed at the London piano firm of Broadwood before beginning work at the firm of W.E. Hill & Sons building the company's inlaid and veneered instrument cases. He switched to the bow department in about 1900 and made some fine bows, some on a Panormo ...Read More model. From 1910 to 1920 Johnston again worked in the case department, and though he later returned to bow making his work was no longer of the same quality. His bows are marked with sideways nicks, and downward nicks after 1904.
- The auction record for this maker is $9,000 in Jun 2010, for a violin bow. - 22 auction price results.