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French violin after J. B. Collin-Mezin, 1900 - top
French violin after J. B. Collin-Mezin, 1900 - top
Back of a French violin, maple, two-part
Back of a French violin, maple, two-part
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Provenance: Lille
Maker: A. Marissal
Length of back: 35,9 cm
Year: 1948
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French violin

The label of this exceptionally beautiful French violin shows the handwriting of an old man, but aside from the date "anno 1900" it bears no information about the provenance of the instrument. However, the comparably wide Stradivari model may indicate that the violin hails from the spheres of Charles Jean-Baptiste Collin-Mézin; the flawless craftsmanship that is impressively demonstrated by the carefully executed ff-holes may prove the violin´s origin from a renowned workshop. The very transparent varnish features golden-brown color and has developed antique patina on the interestingly grained spruce top; its shining gloss highlights the strong, deep flaming of the two-piece maple back. This violin is in offered in excellent, undamaged condition, ready to play after a complete work-over by our expert luthiers. Its sound features a noble and brilliant character, clear and dominating with immediate response.

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