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Violin certification | Certificates and appraisals


We offer a guarantee on every instrument in our catalogue.


Certificates and appraisals are an important cornerstone of the confidence you need when you select an old stringed instrument – and they are key for insuring your instrument appropriately. Reliable verification of your instrument's provenance is an issue that requires greater knowledge than can usually be provided by those who are only qualified as craftsmen.




Owner & Director:

Dr. Annette T. M. Roeben



Corilon violins has meticulously studied over 4,000 good and fine stringed instruments, violins, violas and cellos representing a wide variety of price categories, historic periods and regional provenance – a vast range of experience which guarantees solid violin certification and appraisals for all of the instruments in our catalogue. In addition, you can order a certificate of appraisal for every string instrument and bow we offer so you can have official confirmation of important information about the provenance, age, structural details and current value of your instrument. Depending on the prices of the instrument, the fee for issuing a certificate ranges from € 100 to € 200. The cost of each individual certificate is automatically displayed in the course of placing the order; as soon as you place the instrument in the shopping cart, you are given the additional option of ordering a certificate.

Furthermore, some of our especially valuable and rare masterpieces and each French violin bow of value already include certificates from renowned independent appraisers; amongst them are J. F. Raffin, the leading Paris-based expert for French bows; Stuttgart luthier and appraiser Hieronymus Köstler; and Cremonese master Eric Blot. If such certificates are already present, we will inform you about it in the extensive description found in our online catalogue; you will also have the opportunity to see the certificate online.

Our special areas of competence include German, French, English and Italian stringed instruments of good and superior quality, many of which come to us with inadequate documentation. In this regard, we offer semi-professional musicians and demanding amateurs greater security than is commonly available when it comes to being protected against fakes and replicas.

We do not offer a certificate service for instruments not being sold through our catalogue.

Browse our special online selections of old violin bows, the "Violins" section features our attractive selection of violins with audio sound samples.



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  • New arrivals in our catalogue
    • Old Markneukirchen violin, 1940's (Saxony)
    • Fine, petite Mittenwald viola by Anton Jais c.1790 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Contemporary Italian viola from Cremona by Piergiuseppe Esposti
    • SALE Eugène Nicolas Sartory: Fine French violin bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin) - investment
    • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
    • Antique Czech master violin. A fine copy of Johann Georg Thir, c.1900
    • Old Bohemian violin
    • French violin bow, c.1900, atelier Charles Nicolas Bazin
    • Powerful German violin bow by H.R. Pfretzschner, silver
    • Old French violin bow, J.T.L. for Pierre Hel
    • French violin by H. Emile Blondelet, No. C7, 1924
    • English violin by Jeffery J. Gilbert, 1906
    • Czech master violin by Carolus Joseph Dvorak, Prague 1940
    • SALE Victor Fétique. Fine French violin bow, approximately 1930 – round stick (certificate by J. F. Raffin)
    • Stefano Conia, modern Italian viola, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
    • 3/4 - 19th century Mittenwald 3/4 violin, approx. 1880
    • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Cristiano Ferrazzi, Verona: Italian violin op. 120 - Violinist's recommendation!
    • H. Derazey workshop, fine 19th century French violin
    • Mittenwald master violin by Karl Sandner, 1968
    • French violin #316 by René Morizot (certificate by Rene Morizot)
    • Rare violin by Joseph Michael Gschiell, Pest, Hungary 1789
    • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Fine French 3/4 violin bow, c.1920
    • Silver mounted violin bow. 1950's, Markneukirchen