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AN AUSTRIAN SILVER AND 'GEM'-SET TORAH SHIELD, MAKER'S MARK SK
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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277
AN AUSTRIAN SILVER AND 'GEM'-SET TORAH SHIELD, MAKER'S MARK SK
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Details & Cataloguing

A Treasured Legacy: The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection

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AN AUSTRIAN SILVER AND 'GEM'-SET TORAH SHIELD, MAKER'S MARK SK
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.
height of shield 16 in.
40.7 cm
probably Vienna, Late 19th Century
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Catalogue Note

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.

A Treasured Legacy: The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection

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New York