Nephew and student of Santo Serafin, Giorgio Serafin began to work independently a little after 1740. Santo retired in 1744, but Giorgio chose to work for Domenico Montagnana rather than take over his uncle's business. After Montagnana's death in 1750, ...Read More Serafin became proprietor of his workshop in partnership with Montagnana's daughters, one of whom he married per the stipulations of his agreement with his late employer. After 1750 especially Serafin's signed work becomes exceedingly rare, due perhaps to ill health or an excess of repair work.
- The auction record for this maker is $272,228 in Mar 2011, for a violin. - 3 auction price results.