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2009/3/6 Double bass bow, wood / metal / ebony / leather, made by Lennox Holt, Brisbane, Queensland, probably 1975-1990. Click to enlarge.

Double bass bow made by Lennox Holt

Made by Holt, Lennox in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1975-1990.

The Powerhouse Museum’s collection of Australian made violins and other bowed string instruments is without parallel. It features some of Australia’s earliest and leading makers from the 1850s to the present day such as John Devereux, William Dow, AW Heaps, AE Smith, William Dolphin, Guy Aubrey Griffin and Harry Vatiliotis. Although many have followed established European traditions some makers have also adapted to the local environment by incorporating the use of local timbers or other design f...


Object No.


Object Statement

Double bass bow, wood / metal / ebony / leather, made by Lennox Holt, Brisbane, Queensland, probably 1975-1990

Physical Description

Double bass bow with wooden stick which has a modern head. The bow has an ebony frog with a metal ferule. A leather pad with adjacent wire lapping cover the stick near the frog end of the bow. At the very end of the bow is a metal and ebony button. The stick is stamped with the maker's name above the frog. The bow is not fitted with hair.


Stamped, above frog, 'L. HOLT - BRISBANE'.



35 mm


19 mm



Made by Lennox Holt in Brisbane, Queensland probably between 1975-1990. The frog design is slightly narrower and so differs from standard frog design.



The first double bass bow made by Lennox Holt.


Credit Line

Gift of Lennox Holt, 2009

Acquisition Date

14 January 2009

Cite this Object


Double bass bow made by Lennox Holt 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 May 2019, <>


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