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"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 old violins with their mature, individual character are true companions in orchestra playing, chamber music and solo performance. Corilon violin's online catalogue features old and antique German, French and Italian violins for sale that inspire the serious musician with their delicate tone and workmanship, selected woods and fine antique varnish. Advanced and professional players alike appreciate antique violins and master violins for their richness in tone, and as a desirable alternative with a stable and good investment value. Browse our old violin shop's online selection of premium quality antique violins, each one presented with an audio sound sample. Take a look at our special online selections of old children's violins. The "Bows" section features our attractive selection of various violin bows. Search our website for old violins for sale by a special maker or origin by typing e. g. "Italian violin", "French violin", or "German violin" into the search box. Buy old and antique violins with certificates online at Corilon violins, competently restored by Corilon violins qualified violin maker and made ready to play.

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Antique German violin, 1920's, Markneukirchen - table
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SALE: Antique German violin, 1920's, Markneukirchen

Inventory No.: 5041
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.3 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 890.0 €

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Violin after Guarneri, approx. 1870 - top
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Antique violin. Modeled after Guarnerius, approx. 1900

Inventory No.: 5075
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.0 €

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Antique Czech/Bohemian violin - two piece top of widely grained spruce
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SALE: German violin. Made in the 1950's

Inventory No.: 4963
Provenance: Bohemia
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 950.0 €

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Hermann Dölling jr. violin ca. 1920 - top
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Old German Violin. Guarnerius model by Hermann Dölling jr., ca. 1920

Inventory No.: 5077
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Hermann Dölling jr.
Length of back: 36.2 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 950.0 €

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Large antique German violin after Maggini - top

Antique German violin. After Maggini, Markneukirchen, approx. 1900

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

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Old German violin with a warm, powerful sound - top
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Old German violin. c.1900, with a warm, large sound

Inventory No.: 5071
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: 1900 circa
Price: 990.0 €

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Mittenwald violin 1930 - top

German violin from Mittenwald, Guarnerius model, 1930'ies

Inventory No.: 4976
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 990.0 €

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Modern Ernst Heinrich Roth violin, Bubenreuth, 1965 - spruce top

Ernst Heinrich Roth concert violin, Bubenreuth, 1965

Inventory No.: 4961
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 1965
Price: 1500.0 €

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Antique violin from Mittenwald, ca. 1850 - top
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19th century violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1850

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

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Antique Mittenwald violin, ca. 1850 - top

19th century Mittenwald violin, made approx. 1880

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

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Lion head violin, Mittenwald 19th century
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Mittenwald lion head violin, 19th century, circa 1850

Inventory No.: 4928
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: unknown
Length of back: 35.1 cm
Year: 1850 circa
Price: 2000.0 €

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

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

Modern violin by Beare & Son. Beijing 1995

Inventory No.: 4946
Provenance: Beijing
Maker: Beare & Son
Length of back: 35.4
Year: 1995
Price: 2000.0 €

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Violin with floral carvings - top
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Richly ornated Markneukirchen violin, approx. 1930

Inventory No.: 5062
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 2200.0 €

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Master violin from Bubenreuth made by Bernd Dimbarth, violin maker. Spruce table

SALE / Master violin from Bubenreuth. Violin maker Bernd Dimbarth No. 64

Inventory No.: 3833
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Bernd Dimbarth
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 2000
Price: 2300.0 €

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New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Fine Swiss master violin by August Meinel, 1926
  • SALE: Antique German violin, 1920's, Markneukirchen
  • Interesting violin, probably Italian 1920's
  • Justin Derazey, French violin dated approx. 1880
  • Fine Mittenwald violin. After Aegidius Kloz, c.1800
  • SALE: German violin. Made in the 1950's
  • Fine French violin bow. Marie Louis Piernot, Paris (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • Fine Italian violin. Milanese, Liuteria Italiana Luigi Mozzani, 1921
  • Antique German violin. Max Osterode, Stuttgart, 1915 No. 23
  • German Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1940 - warm tone
  • 1/4 - Rare French 1/4 violin, approx. 1850
  • Petite French viola: Joseph Nicolas fils, Mirecourt, 1849
  • Excellent old German violin bow. Sweet, fluid sound, 1950's
  • German Markneukirchen violin bow, silver, with a blank frog
  • 19th century violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1850
  • Fine contemporary viola bow. Rudolf Neudörfer, Bubenreuth
  • Petite, late 18th century Italian violin, central Italy (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • H. R. Pfretzschner viola bow, a strong player, c. 1940
  • 18th century English violin, approx. 1760. Probably James Preston
  • Fine soloist violin by Nicolò Gagliano, 1762 (certificate J. & A. Beare) - financial investment
  • Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare) - financial investment
  • Bavarian violin from the Krauss workshop, Landshut 1954
  • Fine cello bow. Joseph Alfred Lamy père, Paris, c.1895 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle