Rare & vintage Violins, $5,000-$10,000


  • Eric Caldwell is a fabulously talented contemporary American violin maker. He is a young man and has a brilliant future ahead of him. American violin makers...
  • Chappuy was a very fine French violin maker. He worked in Mirecourt throughout much of his life and is considered one of the best French violin makers...
  • D. Cardinet was active in the Mirecourt, France violin-making scene during the early to mid 1800s. Mirecourt schools produced instruments that are among...
  • Charles Jean-Baptiste Collin Mézin (b.1841, d.1923) studied to become a luthier with his father, C.L. Collin, in Mirecourt, France. He was born...
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    A great representation of this lesser known french maker with beautiful workmanship and obvious french style.
    Adolphe Dechez (d.1925) is a lesser-known...

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    Johann Ulrich Eberle (b.1699, d.1768) was an Austrian-born maker who studied under Thomas Edlinger III, eventually establishing his own workshop...
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    Crafted around the turn of the twentieth century in France, this violin is internally scribed as being a product of Falaise, though attribution...
  • Carolyn Field (b.1926, d.2016) was born in Houston, Texas and began musical studies early in life. In the late 1970s her beloved cello was damaged and...
  • Karl Josef Hellmer (b. 1739, d. 1811) was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) to luthier Johann Georg. His father trained him in the craft...
  • Made in Pest, 1860.
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth (b.1877, d.1948) was born in Markneukirchen, Germany, to a violin-maker father – Gustav Robert – who founded a violin shop...
  • Ernst Reinhold Schmidt (1857 – 1928) was born in Markneukirchen, Germany, where he apprenticed as a violin maker with J. Kretzschman. He later worked...
  • This violin has beautiful workmanship in the Italian style with a big, warm tone.
  • The Stadlmann family was a famous Viennese house of luthiers. Michael Ingatius (b.1756, d.1813) and his grandfather Daniel Achatius (b.1680, d.1744) are...