Violin by Ch. J.B Collin Mezin, Paris 1917, No.29

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


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