AN AUSTRIAN SILVER AND 'GEM'-SET TORAH SHIELD, MAKER'S MARK SK
10,000 - 15,000 USD
bidding is closed
- silver, paste jewels
- height of shield 16 in.
- 40.7 cm
of shield form, mounted on filigree with colored faceted paste jewels engraved and gilded with with the names of the Twelve Tribes, the base with a compartment for portion plaque (missing) now with a plaque engraved in Hebrew, Hirsch-Halberstadt, the top with chains suspending two "gems" also engraved with Hebrew inscriptions.
Halberstadt was the center of Orthodox Jewry in Germany, and until 1930 the central organizations of German Orthodox congregations and other Orthodox bodies were situated there.