(c. - 1743)
SERAFIN, Santo Born 1699 Udine, died 1776 Venice Italy. Santo Serafin is one of the most celebrated of Venetian makers, his workmanship consistently on a very high level. However, his preference for the Stainer or Amati model and the rarity of his cellos make his instruments less common on the very front rank of the concert platform than those of Gofriller or Montagnana. Moved to Venice in 1717, possibly influenced by Francesco Gofriller, the son of Matteo, who worked in Udine from 1714. His earliest recorded label is dated 1725 and he was admitted to the musicians’ guild in 1733. In those years probably working for various established violin makers in Venice, but earliest work is neverthel

£ 112,000
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