Violin by Charles Jean-Baptiste Collin-Mézin, Paris, 1884
This violin 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. Among the many players who played his instruments was Joseph Joachim. He won medals at three Paris exhibitions and generally used Amati, Guarneri or Stradivari models.