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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 catalog features a unique choice of antique German, French and Italian violins that inspire the serious musician with their delicate tone and workmanship, selected woods and fine antique varnish. Advanced and professional violinists alike appreciate old violins for their richness in tone, or as a desirable alternative with investment properties. Browse our old violin shop's online selection of antique violins for sale presented with authentic audio sound samples. Search our website for full size violins for sale by a special maker or origin by typing e. g. "Italian violin", or "French violin" into the search box and take a look at our special online selections of violin bows and old children's violins. Our guide to selecting an old violin helps you identify signs of quality of an old violin. Antique violins for sale at Corilon violins: each one offered in perfect condition, ready to play, with 30 days returns, optional certificate, competently set up and approved by our qualified violin makers. We will be happy to personally recommend the best instruments and help finding a suitable outfit with bow. Follow the link to see some of the violins we have sold.

SALE Violin. After Stradivarius
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This modern violin is a solid and beautifully made piece with a surprisingly good sou ...

Inventory No.: 5291
Provenance: China
Maker: unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 2000
Price: 750.00 €

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Violin by J.T.L., approx. 1900
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This French violin was crafted approx. 1900 in the well-known workshops of Jérôme Thi ...

Inventory No.: 5019
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: J.T.L.
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 890.00 €

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SALE Violin, handmade, 1980's

SALE This modern violin for sale is a beautiful handmade instrument of premium qualit ...

Inventory No.: 5296
Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 900.00 €

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Atelier Marc Laberte violin, table

This French violin bearing a Marce Laberte atelier label was crafted approx. 1940 in  ...

Inventory No.: 5365
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Atelier Laberte
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 950.00 €

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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: 950.00 €

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Violin By Schuster & Co. Markneukirchen

This especially beautiful antique Markneukirchen violin with a strong sound features  ...

Inventory No.: 5399
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: probably Schuster & Co.
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 990.00 €

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Antique Saxon violin, circa 1920 - top
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This good sounding German violin was made in Saxony/Bohemia around 1920. It is a beau ...

Inventory No.: 5301
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 990.00 €

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19th century German violin of Saxony, approx. 1870 - table

This clear sounding antique violin from Saxony is a suitable quality instrument of th ...

Inventory No.: 5314
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx.1870
Price: 990.00 €

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orchestra violin from Mittenwald - top

This orchestra violin is a good, recommendable Mittenwald violin that was handmade in ...

Inventory No.: 5153
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 990.00 €

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Antique Robert Barth Stuttgart violin
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The Mittenwald tradition of violin making is an important school of craftsmanship in  ...

Inventory No.: 5364
Provenance: Stuttgart
Maker: Robert Barth
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 990.00 €

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French violin, Laberte
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This good French violin labeled Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume was made in the Laberte works ...

Inventory No.: 5390
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Laberte
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1910
Price: 1,250.00 €

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German Violin from Markneukirchen - top

This attractive German violin was built after modern violin standards by a master vio ...

Inventory No.: 5345
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 1,350.00 €

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SALE German violin of the 19th century, c.1870
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The classy, antique appearance of this 19th century Saxon violin which was made aroun ...

Inventory No.: 4957
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: 1870 circa
Price: 1,500.00 €

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Antique Mittenwald 7/8 violin, approx. 1900
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This antique 7/8 violin from Mittenwald was made around 1900 in best craftsman tradit ...

Inventory No.: 5349
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 34.9 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 1,700.00 €

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Modern handmade European violin, probably Czech or Hungarian, table
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This modern European violin is a young instrument dating to the second half of the 20 ...

Inventory No.: 5408
Provenance: Eastern Europe
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 20th century
Price: 2,000.00 €

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Markneukirchen violin after Guarnerius

This beautiful antique violin of quality was built by an unknown violin maker in Mark ...

Inventory No.: 5343
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2,000.00 €

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German violin after Jacobus Stainer - top view
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This high quality "Jacobus Stainer violin" from the Markneukirchen in Saxony was buil ...

Inventory No.: 5402
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 2,000.00 €

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Violin, Czech, elegant Italian style - top

SALE This beautiful old Czech violin, a c.1910 piece, blends its unmistakably Bohemia ...

Inventory No.: 4985
Provenance: Bohemia
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1910 circa
Price: 2,200.00 €

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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: 2,300.00 €

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Otto Ebner, violin, Augsburg 1929 - top

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: 2,500.00 €

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Zierliche Klingenthaler Violine um 1850

This antique mid 19th century violin with a mature, clear, exceptional sound is a wel ...

Inventory No.: 5064
Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1850
Price: 2,500.00 €

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H. Emile Blondelet violin

This aesthetic and clear-sounding old French was made in H. Emile Blondelet's worksho ...

Inventory No.: 5383
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Hugues Emile Blondelet workshop
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1924
Price: 2,500.00 €

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Attractive French violin, Gustave Villaume workshop, Nancy 1926
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This beautiful French violin was made in the workshop of by Gustave Villaume (*1899)  ...

Inventory No.: 5407
Provenance: Nancy
Maker: Gustave Villaume
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: 1926
Price: 2,800.00 €

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Attractive Markneukirchen master violin, c. 1920 - top
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This attractive antique master violin featuring a mature, warm, clear tone was built  ...

Inventory No.: 5400
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2,800.00 €

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Handsome 1920's French violin, Mirecourt, probably Laberte - violin table
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This large and strikingly beautiful French violin was made in Mirecourt in the early  ...

Inventory No.: A102
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Laberte-Magnie
Length of back: 36.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2,800.00 €

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Mittenwald violin, Johann Reiter 1961 - top

This Mittenwald violin with an outstanding sound was crafted in 1961 in Mittenwald, m ...

Inventory No.: 3897
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: prob. Sandner workshop
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1961
Price: 2,800.00 €

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Elegant Markneukirchen violin, 1980's, oil varnish - two piece spruce top

This elegant, oil varnished German violin is an exceptionally beautiful Markneukirche ...

Inventory No.: 5360
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 2,850.00 €

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Buying German, French and Italian violins online

Corilon violins’ online catalogue presents a hand-selected collection of antique violins for sale; these attractive full size violins feature a wide range of different characteristics and date back to different periods. Our carefully selected German, French and Italian violins, violas, and top-quality violin bows full of personality and character are competently are lovingly restored by the specialists at our workshop for violin making and restoration. Fine stringed instruments from Corilon violins.

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique Viennese master violin, c.1910
  • Powerful French violin, Grandjon school, approx. 1880
  • SALE Nicolas Augustin Chappuy - historic French violin approx. 1770
  • French composite violin by Nicolas Gosset, Reims circa 1760
  • German 3/4 violin by Louis Dölling, Jr., Markneukirchen 1934
  • Delicate historic French violin, Charotte family c.1820
  • Gustave Villaume workshop, French violin , Nancy 1926
  • SALE Victor Fétique - powerful French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • SALE Victor Fétique - Fine French violin bow (certificate by J. F. Raffin)
  • SALE German violin - 19th century, c.1870
  • Viol bow by H. R. Pfretzschner - viola da gamba bow
  • Charles Louis Bazin - French violin bow
  • Attractive Saxon master violin - c. 1920
  • David Christian Hopf, Jun. - Vogtland violin, c. 1819
  • Markneukirchen violin - after Jacobus Stainer, circa 1930
  • SALE Modern violin made in the French style, probably Czech or Hungarian
  • Franco Albanelli, 1991: A fine contemporary Italian violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler) - concert master choice!
  • SALE 19th century French master violin - Nicolas Morlot from around 1810
  • SALE Fine Viennese cello, approx. 1800 - 1820
  • SALE Fine cello bow - After Eugene Sartory, Markneukirchen, 1910/1920
  • SALE Antique Mittenwald 3/4 violin, approx. 1880
  • SALE Georges Coné: Fine French violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937 - violinist's recommendation!
  • SALE Umberto Lanaro, Padova 1968, Italian viola (certificate Robert Bein)
  • Antique violin. 19th century Saxony, approx. 1870