Cello from workshop of Collin-mézin, Paris, early 20th century
This cello is now sold
Originally from Mirecourt, Charles J.B. Collin-Mézin established himself in Paris and became one of the leading French makers of the 19th century.
This French cello is a good example of the Italian and French copies made in the Collin-Mezin workshop under the Storini brand in the first quarter of the 20th century.
428 Storini / Anno 1822
Letter from Tim Toft:
“French cello from Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin, made in the first quarter of the 20th century. It bears a "Storini" label numbered 428 and has an accompanying matching certificate numbered 428. It is a good example of the Italian and French copies made in the Collin-Mezin workshop at that time, under the Storini brand.”
String length: 689mm
Length of back: 758mm
Upper / lower bout: 345mm / 439mm
Varnish description: Red brown oil varnish over a golden ground