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A beautiful old certified French violin made by Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin- made in 1897.
This lovely instrument is wearing its original label, is dated  and signed inside.
The rich varnish is attractively textured ; a very good workmanship as you may expect from this famous violin maker.
The sound is big, well projected, mature and warm in character.
This Collin-Mezin 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 reliable certificate of authenticity.
New tailpiece and strings included. Interesting price for this kind of violin.
length back: ca. 358 mm (4/4 size).

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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

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Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin violin

Additional Information
Makers name Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin
Date 1897
Length of back 359
Color orange/brown
Country of Manufacture
Accessories Supplied No