Fine Violas $5,000.00 - $10,000.00

Workshop of Ch. J. B. Collin-Mezin fils

Anno 1951. Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin (1841-1923) was a French maker of violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows. He was and Officer de i'Academie des Beaux-Arts and won gold and silver medals at the Paris Exhibitions in 1878,1889 and 1900. He was the son of luthier C.L. Collin, and father of Charles Collin-Mezin, Jr., also a luthier. His designs followed in the tradition of the famous Italian schools Stradivarius, Guarnerius, and Amati, although he developed his own unique varnish. His instruments are also characterized by a powerful and unusually brilliant tone. Please call for detail information. 

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