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Arthur Richard Bultitude

Arthur Bultitude was born in 1908 and began an apprenticeship in the Hill workshop in Hanwell at the age of 13. His mentor was W.C. Retford. After the war he returned to the Hill shop as manager, where he remained until 1961, and the bows he made for Hills are numbered ‘6’. After leaving Hills he established his own business in Hawkurst in Kent, where he worked until his retirement in 1982. Many of his bows bear a Tudor Rose inlaid in the frog.

Arthur Richard Bultitude

(b London, 1908; fl Hawkhurst, from 1961; d 1990)

Arthur Bultitude was born in 1908 and began an apprenticeship in the Hill workshop in Hanwell at the age of 13. His mentor was W.C. Retford. After the war he returned to the Hill shop as manager, where he remained until 1961, and the bows he made for Hills are numbered ‘6’. After leaving Hills he established his own business in Hawkurst in Kent, where he worked until his retirement in 1982. Many of his bows bear a Tudor Rose inlaid in the frog.

Instruments for sale in our November 2021 Auction Catalogue

Lot 34

A gold & tortoiseshell-mounted violin bow by Arthur Richard Bultitude

(b London, 1908; fl Hawkhurst, from 1961; d 1990)

Hawkhurst, 1970

This lot contains a tortoiseshell frog which is subject to restrictions regarding import or export. Article 10 license number 608507/01.

£1,800-2,500

GBP£1,800.00 - £2,500.00
EUR€2,124.00 - €2,950.00
AUD$3,312.00 - $4,600.00
JPY¥281,628.00 - ¥391,150.00
KRW₩2,901,168.00 - ₩4,029,400.00
CHFCHF2,268.00 - CHF3,150.00
USD$2,484.00 - $3,450.00

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Remembering Martin Lovett

26 May 2021 - Todes, Ariane

Martin Lovett, who died in 2020, was cellist of the Amadeus Quartet throughout its entire 40-year career. As a collection of his bows goes on sale in Ingles & Hayday’s June auction, Ariane Todes pays tribute to him and to... Read more

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