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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 unique antique German violins, French violins 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 our 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 selection of 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 old violins 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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Czech student violin, approx. 1960-70 - top
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Bohemian student violin, c.1960/1970

Inventory No.: 4971
Provenance: Czech Republic
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1960/1970
Price: 790.0 €

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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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Old violin after Niccolo Amati, c.1900 - table
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After Niccolo Amati, c.1900: Antique German Markneukirchen violin

Inventory No.: 4959
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.0 €

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Old German violin, ca. 1930 - top
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Old German violin after Antonio Stradivarius approx. 1930 - brilliant sound

Inventory No.: 4387
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 950.0 €

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Student violin, Markneukirchen - top
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Old German violin, circa 1910, with a warm, mellow sound

Inventory No.: 4945
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1910
Price: 950.0 €

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German violin Meinel & Herold violin, Markneukirchen ca. 1920 - top

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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Od German violin, Stradivarius copy, approx. 1900 - spruce top
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Exceptionally beautiful old German Stradivarius copy, approx. 1920

Inventory No.: 4992
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 1450.0 €

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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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Markneukirchen violin from the 1930s
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Violin of quality from Markneukirchen, Stradivarius model, 1930's

Inventory No.: 4987
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1930 circa
Price: 1850.0 €

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Violin by Braun & Hauser München, approximately 1900

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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Lion head violin, Mittenwald 19th century

Mittenwald lion head violin, 19th century

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, 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

SALE: 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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Markneukirchen violin, C.G. Schuster., 1890 - top
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Markneukirchen violin, Carl Gottlob Schuster jr. c.1890

Inventory No.: 4979
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Carl Gottlob Schuster jr.
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1890 circa
Price: 2200.0 €

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New arrivals in our catalogue
  • 3/4 -Antique 3/4 violin from Mittenwald, c.1880
  • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE: Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, c.1900
  • Bohemian student violin, c.1960/1970
  • 3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin
  • SALE: Modern Italian violin, Piero Virdis, Pattada 2002 (certificate Piero Virdis)
  • SALE: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • Old German violin, circa 1910, with a warm, mellow sound
  • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • TONALLY IMPROVED: Fine violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1962 (certificate E. H. Roth)
  • Fine quality viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
  • 1/2 - Mittenwald violin, Sebastian Hornsteiner, 1970
  • 3/4 - small antique 3/4 sized Mittenwald violin, Eugen Gärtner stock
  • Fine 18th century violin, Klotz circle, approx. 1790 (certificate Hieronyms Köstler)
  • Christoph Götting, contemporary elite master violin
  • Giovanni Lazzaro, Padova 1990: Italian violin
  • Excellent French violin, Collin-Mézin (fils), 1947, "Le Victorieux", No. 120
  • H. Emile Blondelet, French violin, No. 235
  • SALE: French violin No. 73, Chenantais & Le Lyonnais, Nantes, 1933
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth concert violin, Bubenreuth, 1965
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
  • Fine Czech master violin after Guarneri, Schönbach, 1920
  • Josef Rieger, 1927: Old Mittenwald violin
  • Old French violin, J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy