Violin by Ch. J.B Collin Mezin, Paris 1917, No.29
This violin is sweet and mellow that speaks easily and projects well in upper registers.
The two-piece back is highly flamed with matching ribs,sides and scroll. The golden brown varnish with amber honey topcoat is so well applied that there is a visible, reflective chatoyancy or “cat’s eye effect”. It is signed internally on the back plate.
Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin (1841–1923) was a French maker of violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows. His instruments follow the models of Stradivarius, Guarnerius and Amati. He was an Officier de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts and won gold and silver medals at the Paris Exhibitions in 1878, 1889, and 1900.
This violin will suit up to an advanced player.
Length of back: 359mm