This violin is labeled Ch. J.B. Collin-Mezin Paris 1898.
Charles Jean-Baptiste Collin Mézin père is one of the most noted French luthiers of the 19th century. He was born in Mirecourt in 1841, son of violin maker C.L. Collin, and followed in his father’s footsteps and training with a very successful career in Paris. During his most productive three decades, he won numerous gold and silver medals at the Paris Exhibitions and his instruments were played by many leading soloists of the day. He was a purist in wood treatment, rejecting chemicals and artificial processes that other makers employed in the construction of an instrument. We are pleased to offer this violin, built in 1898, which bears the maker’s label and signature and a two-piece maple back of wide flame. This instrument is offered with a certificate from Lanne and is available for trial via shipping or in our showroom.
|Maker||Ch. J.B. Collin-Mezin|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Lanne|