Domenico Busan, Venice, 1781, the 'ex-Bruno Giuranna'

Viola: 44532

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece poplar cut on the slab

Top: of spruce with vigorous grain, generally of medium width

Scroll: of poplar

Ribs: of maple with medium flames

Varnish: Orange-brown on a lighter ground

Length of back: 43.2 cm

Upper bouts: 20.6 cm

Middle bouts: 15.0 cm

Lower bouts: 26.0 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


This instrument has been reduced from its original larger dimensions.

Les Violons - Venetians Instruments, Les violons: Venetian instruments, paintings & drawings, Paris


in 1995 and until c. 2018 Anonymous
... ...
from c. 2018 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (2015) Dates the latest ring of bass and treble sides as 1756 and 1706 respectively. Written report available for purchase upon request
  • Certificate: Charles Beare, London (1995)

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  • Les violons: Venetian instruments, paintings & drawings, Association pour la Promotion des Arts, Paris (illustrated)
  • Liuteri Sonadori Venezia 1750–1870, Stefano Pio, Venice Research, Venice (illustrated)


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