Giuseppe Merlini

(Active in Rome, 1746 -1760)

Jewish Book Binding


Chased and embossed silver

Rome, 1755 – 1757
17 x 12 x 5 cm


Within a leather case with golden initials “A.R.“ centre, interior lined with marbled paper.


Hallmarks on each of the plates.

Mahazõr prayer book, Sephardic rite
Printed in Venice: Stamperia Bragadina (1735-36)


Filippo Orsini Collection, Milan


DI CASTRO, A., MELASECCHI, O., SPAGNOLETTO, A., Jewish Book Bindings, Rome,

Araldo De Luca Editore, 2013, pp. 34, 56-59

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