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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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    Corilon violins • Lilienstrasse 2 • D-81669 München • Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)89-444 19 619 • Fax: +49 (0)89-444 19 620
    mail@corilon.comwww.corilon.com


    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • Older Markneukirchen violin, 1940's
    • SALE: Antique German 3/4 violin. For young talents, Markneukirchen
    • Gold mounted violin bow. Markneukirchen c.1920
    • Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow. Circa 1920
    • Cristiano Ferrazzi. Italian violin op. 120
    • German violin. Made by F. C. Louis, Saarbrücken, early 20th century
    • George Adolphe Chanot, soloist violin no. 212
    • Excellent French violin bow, Jerome Thibouville-Lamy (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Modern Italian violin. Lorenzo Bergonzi, Mantova, 1992
    • Antique violin from Saxony, after Antonio Stradivari, approx. 1880
    • French viola bow. Marc Laberte, silver mounted, c.1950
    • Master viola No. 19, Klaus Schlegel. Erlbach / Markneukirchen 1988
    • German viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
    • Czech Violin, c.1910. Warm, large sound
    • Old German violin. The Violin model after Maggini, Markneukirchen, approx. 1900
    • Antique Czech lion's head violin, approx. 1920 - tradidtion & fiddle
    • SALE: French violin. J.T.L. Mirecourt. c.1930
    • Fine Neuner & Hornsteiner 3/4 violin, Mittenwald, c.1850
    • German 3/4 student violin. Saxony, 1950ies
    • German violin by Boosey & Hawkes
    • Old 3/4 violin. 1940's, Germany, oil varnished
    • German 3/4 violin. Saxony, Friedrich Herpel
    • German 3/4-sized violin from Markneukirchen
    • Attractive 3/4 violin, an elegant piece after Amati