Welcome to European Violins
shopping cart US$ 0,00

You have no items in your shopping cart.


Charles J.B. Collin Mezin (père - father) violin.

A beautiful certified French violin made by Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin père, father made circa 1900 - 1905.
The rich varnish is attractively textured ; a very good workmanship as you may expect from this famous violin maker.
A very nice example of this maker's work  : a beautiful back, elegant scroll, and ribs.
The sound is big, well projected, mature and warm in character.
This Collin-Mezin father violin responds very easily and has a well balanced tone in all the registers of the instrument. 
This beautiful instrument is in a good condition, and comes with a certificate of authenticity from violin expert Philippe Ferrard in Paris.
New tailpiece and strings included. Interesting price for this kind of violin.
Wearing its original signature.
length back: ca. 358 mm (4/4 size).

More French violins


Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin (1841–1923) was a distinguished French maker of violinsviolascellosbasses and bows

He was an Officier de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts and won gold and silver medals at the Paris Exhibitions in 1878, 1889, and 1900. (from Wikipedia).

COLLIN-MEZIN, Charles (II) Born 1870 Amboise, died 1934, Mirecourt France. Son and assistant of Charles Jean-Baptiste Collin, above. 

Travelled widely and stayed in America before returning to Mirecourt 1900.
Own instruments labelled ‘Le Victorieux’. Business continued after his death under Jean Larcher and his son
Charles Jean-Baptiste Collin-Mezin (III) (b. 1910). ‘Le Victorieux’ type grand Soliste / par Ch J. B. Collin-Mezin / Maître Luthier / Grand Prix Exposition Universelle, 1900 / Paris -  
 John Dilworth

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.


Charles J.B. Collin-Mezin pere, father violin

US$ 5.500,00
Product code: V49
US$ 5.500,00
Charles J.B. Collin-Mezin pere, father violin is available for purchase in increments of 1

Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin violin

Additional Information
Makers name Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin father, pere
Date circa 1900
Length of back 357
Color reddish/brown
Country of Manufacture
Accessories Supplied No