Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1530 Ledger of Serantoni accounts
TitleLedger of Serantoni accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1530
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4497264
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts, debtors and creditors of Giuseppe Serantoni (referred to as cincagliere), a merchant specializing in the sale of luxury household and personal accessories, including textile products, semi-precious jewelry, glassware, miniatures, furs and ornaments. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals that hold the debt or credit, the most important being the princess Violante Beatrix of Bavaria, wife of Ferdinando de' Medici; Lorenzo de' Medici; Alessandro Strozzi; Antonio Spinelli; Cosimo Venturi; Francesco Frescobaldi; Antonio Gherardi; Giovanbattista Ricci; Bernardo Rucellai; Luca Antonio Morandini; Giovanbattista Alamanni; and others. Most of the counterparts are members of the Florentine aristocracy or merchants themselves, who often purchased accessories from Serantoni and paid him at a later date, which resulted in debts. The items sold by Serantoni are all described in great detail, and the price for each item is also indicated.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkUnidentified watermark containing a Greek cross, a circle and the initials G B underneath.
Extent176 leaves : 269 x 202 mm. bound to 287 x 213 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 176; each folio has the same number on both recto and verso; rectos numbered , 2-77, [78-176], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered 1-77, [78-176], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper left verso (f. 79-176 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary parchment, no. 54 on spine; the heading Giornaletto on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Accounting--Italy--18th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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