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Old and antique violins and master violins


A violin's age is not counted in years but in moments of bliss.

For many musicians, a violin is more than just an instrument. Especially older violins with their mature, individual character are true companions in orchestra playing, chamber music and solo performance. Corilon violins online catalogue features unique antique violins that inspire the serious player with their delicate workmanship, selected tonewoods and fine antique varnish. Beginners and advanced players alike appreciate older violins for their richness in tone and as a desirable alternative with a good investment value. Discover historic German, French and Italian violins for sale online, and browse our special selections of small sized violins and violin bows. You may search our website for violins for sale by a special maker, origin or sound by typing e. g. "Italian violin", "warm sound", or "French violin" into the search box. Take a look at our helpful information on signs of quality and how to select an old violin. Corilon violins will be happy to help with the best recommendations or suggest a suitable violin bow.

German, French and Italian violins and master violins for sale at Corilon violins: each violin presented with an audio sound sample, 30 days returns, trade guarantee, optional certificate, professionally worked over and approved by our qualified violin makers.

Markneukirchen violin after Amati ca. 1900

A well worn antique German handmade violin originating from the traditional violin ma ...

Inventory No.: 5139
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1910 circa
Price: 950.0 €

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Antique violin from Saxony, after Antonio Stradivari - top

This beautiful antique Violin with a surprisingly good sound and workmanship of antiq ...

Inventory No.: 5012
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1880
Price: 950.0 €

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Antique Ornate violin after Stradivari, Saxony ca. 1910 - top
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This Saxon violin with ornate edge was built in the Markneukirchen/Klingenthal region ...

Inventory No.: 5165
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: approx. 1910
Price: 950.0 €

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Large old German violin after Maggini - top

This old German violin is a very attractive instrument that was built after the large ...

Inventory No.: 5018
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.0 €

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Lion's head violin from Saxony, approx. 1900

This antique Bohemian Violin is especially suitable for Irish and fiddle music, an in ...

Inventory No.: 5141
Provenance: Bohemia
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.2 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 950.0 €

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Conservatory violin, made in Germany
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This good sounding "Conservatory violin" from Saxony in Germany is a highly recommend ...

Inventory No.: 5195
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 990.0 €

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Charming antique French violin, Marque Apparut, 1936

This charming French violin "Marque Apparut" is a beautiful antique instrument after  ...

Inventory No.: 5144
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably J.T.L.
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: 1936
Price: 1250.0 €

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German violin after Jacob Stainer - top view
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This German violin has a warm and lovely, eye-catching sound, a handmade violin that  ...

Inventory No.: 5085
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 1250.0 €

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German violin, Meinel & Herold - top

This good sounding German violin was probably made in the Meinel & Herold ateliers, i ...

Inventory No.: 4988
Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Meinel & Herold
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1940 circa
Price: 1400.0 €

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Attractive old Czech violin

This good quality mid/end 20th century Czech violin has a beautiful warm and mature,  ...

Inventory No.: 5179
Provenance: Bohemia
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: mid/end 20th century
Price: 1500.0 €

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German oil varnished violin
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This beautiful older German violin was built in the 1940's, a very beautiful and crac ...

Inventory No.: 5159
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.3 cm
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 1650.0 €

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Violin from England, approx. 1950 - top
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This old violin was built approx. 1940 by an unknown English violin maker and is a ve ...

Inventory No.: 5173
Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 1750.0 €

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SALE: violin by Beare & Son, Beijing 1995 - spruce top

Crafted in the 1990's for the highly esteemed British company Beare & Son, this excel ...

Inventory No.: 4946
Provenance: Beijing
Maker: Beare & Son
Length of back: 35.4
Year: 1995
Price: 1800.0 €

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Antique violin from Mittenwald, ca. 1850 - top

This powerful and mature sounding old German violin of quality with its highly patina ...

Inventory No.: A102
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.5 cm
Year: approx. 1850
Price: 1850.0 €

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Eduard Heidegger Linz violin - front view

This beautiful violin was made around 1920 in the Eduard Heidegger workshops in Linz, ...

Inventory No.: 5066
Provenance: Linz
Maker: Eduard Heidegger
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 1850.0 €

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Antique Mittenwald violin, ca. 1850 - top

This historic Southern German Mittenwald violin, which was crafted around 1880, is a  ...

Inventory No.: A105
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1880
Price: 1850.0 €

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Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader- top
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This well played and tonally much recommendable Mittenwald violin by J.A. Baader No-. ...

Inventory No.: 5190
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: J. A. Baader
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1922
Price: 1850.0 €

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Old J. T. L. violin, Mirecourt - top

This old French violin was made around 1900 in Mirecourt, it was made in the workshop ...

Inventory No.: 4885
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: J.T.L.
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: 1900 circa
Price: 2000.0 €

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Francois Pillement, 19th century French violin

This perfectly preserved antique French violin by Francois Pillement was made in Mire ...

Inventory No.: 4578
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Francois Pillement
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: Early 19th century
Price: 2000.0 €

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Antique violin, Markneukirchen

This truly uncommon antique violin was made in Saxony around 1900 and is decorated wi ...

Inventory No.: 5124
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 2000.0 €

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Violin - top

This interesting early 20th century violin labeled Anton Ostler refers to the work by ...

Inventory No.: 5140
Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: early 20th century
Price: 2000.0 €

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Violin from Bohemia, Italian style approx. 1900 - top

This beautiful and interesting Czech violin was crafted on a Ruggeri model in the 192 ...

Inventory No.: 5070
Provenance: Czechoslovakia
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2200.0 €

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Antique Mittenwald violin - front view

This lovely antique Mittenwald violin was crafted in the violin making town of Mitten ...

Inventory No.: 5061
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 2200.0 €

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Bavarian violin by Max Krauss, Landshut 1954. Two piece top of medium grained spruce.

This Bavarian violin was made in the workhop of Max Krauss, follower of Herrmann Krau ...

Inventory No.: 5037
Provenance: Landshut
Maker: Max Krauss
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1954
Price: 2300.0 €

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Otto Ebner, violin, Augsburg 1929 - top
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Made later in the career of master craftsman Otto Ebner from Augsburg, this German vi ...

Inventory No.: 5143
Provenance: Augsburg
Maker: Otto Ebner
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2300.0 €

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Mittenwald violin 1900ies - top

This antique Mittenwald violin was crafted in the 1900ies and features all advantages ...

Inventory No.: 5054
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 2300.0 €

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Modern Italian Violin by E. Giovannitti
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A modern Italian violin made by Edoardo Giovannitti in Campobosso in 1981. The instru ...

Inventory No.: 1243
Provenance: Campobosso
Maker: Edoardo Giovannitti
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1981
Price: 2500.0 €

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German, French an Italian violins from Corilon violins


At Corilon violins atelier for violin making and restoration in Munich, our specialists competently and lovingly restore each of the old German, French and Italian violins, old violas, cellos and violin bows we offer for sale, each of which was carefully selected and is full of character.

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique French 3/4 violin with a strong tone - J.T.L.
  • Handsome old German violin. "Conservatory violin", approx. 1920
  • SALE Older English violin, made in the 1940's - warm, golden tone
  • Old Czech violin full of character, made in the Italian style, c.1910
  • Alfred Knoll viola bow. Silver mounted, a strong player
  • SALE Raffaele Calace, Italian Neapolitanian violin, 1916 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • 1/4 - Fine French 1/4 violin bow. Morizot Frères (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE Fine Neuner & Hornsteiner 3/4 violin, Mittenwald, c.1850
  • Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, No. 4908
  • Antique ornate violin from Saxony, c.1910
  • Excellent silver mounted violin bow, stamped Felix Martin
  • Fine master violin bow by C.A. Hoyer, Markneukirchen
  • Excellent German violin bow after Lupot, approx. 1940
  • SALE 1920's German violin by Otto Ebner, Augsburg
  • German oil varnished violin from Saxony, approx. 1940
  • SALE Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • French Richelme violin No. 23, Marseille 1869 - collector's piece
  • German master violin, Otto Gläsel, Gelsenkirchen
  • MARMA, silver violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1920
  • Antique French 1/2 violin, J.T.L. Compagnon c.1880
  • SALE Italian violin from the 1970's - warm, mellow sound
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine master violin, 1940's. Probably American
  • Contemporary English violin, Elspeth Noble 1991 - Guarnerius model
  • Interesting Southern Italian violin, early 20th century