Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


Antique lion head violin, Mittenwald ca. 1850 - table
Antique lion head violin, Mittenwald ca. 1850 - table
Antique lion head violin, Mittenwald ca. 1850 - table
Antique lion head violin, Mittwald, approx. 1850 - back
Antique lion head violin, Mittwald, approx. 1850 - back
ribs
ribs
scroll
scroll
Provenance: Southern Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.4 cm
Year: approx. 1850
Archive

Southern German lion head violin, approx. 1850

This attractive Southern German lion head violin was made around the mid-19th century, and it ranks among the especially tasteful examples of such handcarved instruments. The beautifully executed carving of the lion's head is full of character and highlights the instrument's quality craftsmanship. Meticulous purfling graces the gentle curves of the accentuated edges. The original dark varnish of the moderately high-arched master violin is only partially preserved and was touched up on some spots. This interesting lion head violin is in very good condition and the body has just a very small repair at the left sound hole which is both musically and aesthetically insignificant. A great deal of care was invested in this good lion head violin at our workshop, and it has now been set up and is offered, as all Corilon instruments, ready to play and to express its fine sound every time you play. Its voice is clear and rich in overtones.

Order a certificate of appraisal with this violin, the certificate option is available in the shopping cart.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique German violin. 19th century from Saxony, approx. 1880
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED French violin,Charles Simonin, approx. 1860
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Bavarian master violin, approx. 1800 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Petite, late 18th century Italian violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Modern Markneukirchen viola, 1970's
  • French master violin bow, c.1890, Charles Nicolas Bazin (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Mario Gadda: Italian violin suitable for soloists, 1985 - radiant tone
  • NEW SOUND SAMPLE: Contemporary Markneukirchen master viola, Jochen Voigt, 1982, for soloists
  • Fine and excellent Cello bow. Copy of Eugene Sartory, Markneukirchen, 1910/1920
  • Markneukirchen violin by C. A. Götz, 1937
  • Old Markneukirchen 3/4 violin, c.1940
  • Old Markneukirchen violin with a warm sound, 1930's
  • SALE Fine antique French 3/4 sized violin, noble sound
  • German violin bow. Very good playing qualities
  • Charles Nicolas Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Matthias Klotz 1982: Modern Mittenwald viola
  • 19th century violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1850
  • Italian violin, Raffaele Calace e figlio 1929
  • MARMA, silver violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1920
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Old Italian violin, Stefano Caponetti (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Antique German violin after Stainer, c.1910
  • Contemporary English violin, Elspeth Noble 1991 - Guarnerius model
  • Fine 18th century violin, Klotz circle, approx. 1790 (certificate Hieronyms Köstler)
  • Contemporary Italian violin by Giovanni Lazzaro, Padua 1990