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Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mézin I

Born in Mirecourt in 1841, the son and pupil of Claude Nicolas Collin, Charles Jean continued his training with N.F.Vuillaume in Brussels before opening his own shop at 8-14 rue de Faubourg Poissoniere in Paris in 1867. An excellent craftsman, he was awarded prizes at several Paris exhibitions between 1878 and 1900, and was made ‘Officier d’Academie des Beaux-Arts’ in 1884. A prolific maker of copies of Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri, there are also many lesser factory-produced instruments that bear his brand. He died in 1934.

Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mézin I

(b Mirecourt, 1841; d Paris, 1923)

Born in Mirecourt in 1841, the son and pupil of Claude Nicolas Collin, Charles Jean continued his training with N.F.Vuillaume in Brussels before opening his own shop at 8-14 rue de Faubourg Poissoniere in Paris in 1867. An excellent craftsman, he was awarded prizes at several Paris exhibitions between 1878 and 1900, and was made ‘Officier d’Academie des Beaux-Arts’ in 1884. A prolific maker of copies of Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri, there are also many lesser factory-produced instruments that bear his brand. He died in 1934.

Instruments for sale in our November 2021 Auction Catalogue

Lot 179

A violin by Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mézin I

(b Mirecourt, 1841; d Paris, 1923)

Paris, 1897

£5,000-8,000

GBP£5,000.00 - £8,000.00
EUR€5,900.00 - €9,440.00
AUD$9,250.00 - $14,800.00
JPY¥771,000.00 - ¥1,233,600.00
KRW₩8,147,300.00 - ₩13,035,680.00
CHFCHF6,300.00 - CHF10,080.00
USD$6,800.00 - $10,880.00

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