Verona, Italy, c1825
Alla Naveta d'Oro
The custom of covering prayerbooks in fine bindings was a common custom
Italy and Holland. This binding, a combination of fine leather and silver
ornaments, is a fine example of a 19th-century piece. The silver marks
are from the city of Verona. As most such bindings were made in Venice,
this is a rare occurrence. Many Jewish families in Italy used coats of
arms, which were often depicted on various ritual objects that were either
owned by that family or donated by them to the synagogue.
unidentified crest carries a tree. On the back of the book the indentically
shaped silver cartouche depicts the monogram of the owner, "GC."
Width: 13.6 cm; Depth: 2.1 cm