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For many musicians, a violin is more than just an instrument. Especially old violins with their mature, individual character are true companions in orchestra playing, chamber music and solo performance. Corilon violin's online catalogue features unique antique German violins, French violins and Italian violins and master violins that inspire the serious musician with their delicate tone and workmanship, selected woods and fine antique varnish. Advanced and professional players alike appreciate our old and antique violins for their richness in tone, and as a desirable alternative with a stable and good investment value. Buy our premium quality antique violins online, and browse our special online selections of old children's violins. The "Bows" section features our attractive selection of various violin bows. Search our website for the purchase of instruments of a special maker or origin by typing e. g. "Italian violin", "French violin", or "German violin" into the search box.

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German Violin made in the French style, Saxony, circa 1910 - top

German Violin made in the French style, Saxony, circa 1910

Inventory No.: 4391
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: 1910 circa
Price: 690.0 €

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Antique Czech/Bohemian violin - two piece top of widely grained spruce

German Saxon violin with a clear, brilliant sound

Inventory No.: 4674
Provenance: Bohemia
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 850.0 €

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Antique German violin from Saxony, approx. 1920

Old German violin, Saxony, approx. 1920

Inventory No.: 4509
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 880.0 €

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French Mirecourt violin, 1920's - table
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Old, warm sounding French violin, Mirecourt, 1920's

Inventory No.: 4880
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: prob. Laberte
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 950.0 €

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Attractive old German violin after Amati, approx. 1920 - table of spruce wood
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Antique German violin after Amati, approx. 1900

Inventory No.: 4915
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1900 circa
Price: 950.0 €

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Old Mittenwald violin with a dark, clear tone, 1950's - top

Old, handmade Mittenwald orchestral violin, 1960's

Inventory No.: 4333
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 950.0 €

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Markneukirchen violin, Schuster & Co., after Jacobus Stainer - top
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Antique Markneukirchen violin, probably Schuster & Co., after Jacobus Stainer

Inventory No.: 4931
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: probably Schuster & Co.
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 950.0 €

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French violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1930 - top
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Antique French violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1900

Inventory No.: 4448
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.0 €

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Mittenwald violin 1960ies - top

Luminous Red Mittenwald violin, approx. 1960

Inventory No.: 4920
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 990.0 €

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German violin Meinel & Herold violin, Markneukirchen ca. 1920 - top
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Markneukirchen violin by Meinel & Herold, "Künstler-Violine Nr. 20", Guarnerius model

Inventory No.: 4978
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Meinel & Herold
Length of back: 35.5 cm
Year: 1930 circa
Price: 1350.0 €

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Acoulon & Blondelet: French violin, "Sarasate Artiste" model, approx. 1900 - top
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Acoulon & Blondelet, old French violin, 1920's

Inventory No.: 3335
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Acoulon & Blondelet
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 1350.0 €

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Violin by Braun & Hauser München, approximately 1900
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German Violin by Braun & Hauser München, approximately 1900

Inventory No.: 4924
Provenance: München
Maker: Braun & Hauser
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 1850.0 €

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Old J. T. L. violin, Mirecourt - top
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Old French violin, J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy

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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Antique Hopf violin of Klingenthal, approx. 1800 - spruce top

Antique Hopf violin of Klingenthal, approx. 1840

Inventory No.: 4752
Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Hopf ateliers
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1840
Price: 2500.0 €

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Antique French violin, c.1880, Mirecourt - top
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Antique French Mirecourt violin, c.1880 after J. B., Vuillaume - warm, sweet tone

Inventory No.: 4935
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknonw
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2500.0 €

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New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Old French violin, J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
  • Markneukirchen violin by Meinel & Herold, "Künstler-Violine Nr. 20", Guarnerius model
  • Interesting modern violin by Beare & Son, Beijing 1995
  • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
  • Fine violin by Nicolò Gagliano, 1762 (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Fine Czech master violin after Guarneri, Schönbach, 1920
  • H. Emile Blondelet, old French violin, No. 235
  • Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • Eckart Richter, fine contemporary master violin from Markneukirchen, 1995
  • Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935
  • Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow, c.1930
  • Luminous Red Mittenwald violin, approx. 1960
  • Old German violin, Saxony, approx. 1920
  • German Saxon violin with a clear, brilliant sound
  • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820
  • Markneukirchen cello bow, 1960's
  • Very fine French viola bow by Pierre Testa, Paris (contemporary)
  • 1/2 - antique 19th century French 1/2 violin, c.1870
  • Fine master violin bow by Hermann Richard Pfretzschner
  • Rare historic violin by Christoph Friedrich Hunger, Leipzig, 1776
  • German Violin made in the French style, Saxony, circa 1910
  • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1760 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)