Ifshin Violins
Rare & Fine Instruments

The Ifshin Collection of Fine Cellos

If you are looking for a fine cello, now is very good time to visit Ifshin Violins! Although fine quality cellos have become increasingly difficult to find in recent years, we currently have our best selection ever. We would like to extend an invitation to you to visit us to see and try some of these exceptional instruments.

Over $50,000

Carlo Tononi, Venice 1725

Carlo Tononi, Venice 1725

We are especially pleased to offer this fine Venetian cello by Carlo Tononi. Many experts feel that the Venetians made the finest cellos, even equaling or exceeding those of Cremona. Tononi was one of the greatest makers in Venice. His cellos are rare but of typically grand Venetian character. This cello has a wonderful, deep, rich lower end and a clear resonant upper end. Includes three certificates of authenticity, including Beare and Son of London.

Labeled Pietro Tononi

Labeled Pietro Tononi

Possibly Bologna, 18th century.

Henry Jay

Henry Jay

London, early 17th century. Old English cellos are always in demand for their exceptional tone and great value. Henry Jay (1585-1667) was one of the earliest English makers and was especially noted for his viols so popular at that time. This fine cello has an unusually fine tone, very open and powerful.

John Morrison

John Morrison

London, 1812. English cellos, especially from the 18th and early 19th centuries have long been popular with cellists as they offer exceptional quality at prices much lower than old Italian instruments. Morrison was a pupil of Forster and made a number of fine instruments.

Ch. J.B. Collin-Mezzin

Ch. J.B. Collin-Mezzin

Mirecourt

Old English, attributed to Panormo

Old English, attributed to Panormo

The English makers are especially appreciated for their cellos. This fine old English cello has an amazing full, rich tone with easy playability.