Born in Mirecourt in 1858, Serdet was apprenticed to Gaillard and Derazey before working for Silvestre in Lyons between 1877 and 1894, when he opened his own business at 28 rue de Faubourg Poissonière in Paris. He won awards in 1889 and 1900, and died in 1934. He is now best known for his association with the 1666 Stradivari, the earliest labelled example of Stradivari’s work, which was noted by Alfred Hill in his shop in 1900, and has subsequently been named after him.
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