Domenico Busan, Venice, c. 1750, the 'ex-Michael Tree'

Viola: 24218

Labeled, "Dominicus Busan..1750"

Slightly reduced in the upper bouts.

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 43.25 cm

Upper bouts: 21.6 cm

Middle bouts: 15.3 cm

Lower bouts: 26.8 cm

There are 6 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Shown at the Exhibition of Venetian instruments in Boston, May, 2002.

The Violinmakers of Venice, Reuning & Son Violins, Boston, 2005


in 1994 Anonymous
... ...
in 2011 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales

Known players

Michael Tree

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1728.

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • The Strad, February, 1994, Daniel Whitman, London, 1994
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston, 2005 (illustrated)


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