VIOLA D'AMORE BY COLLIN MEZIN
Viola d'amore by COLLIN MEZIN Charles Jean Baptiste Leon aka Charley (1910-1987) made in Mirecourt (France) in 1934 especially for Mister Emile Moëbs viola soloist of the Opera of Algiers and violin professor.
Two piece table of spruce of narrow grain opening out towards the flanks, double stringing, two flamed shaped soundholes.
Asymetrical ebony tailpiece and fingerboard.
One piece back of maple of large curl, double stringing.
Maple neck terminates in a pegbox with a blindfolded female head.
Rosewood pegs, seven bowed strings, seven sympathetic strings.
Varnish of an orange-brown colour on gold ground.
Signed label :
Faite spécialement pour Monsieur E. Moëbs
Ch. J.B. COLLIN MEZIN
GRAND PRIX Exposition Universelle 1900
Total length : 811 mm
Length of the back : 418 mm