The inscription reads: "In memory of the dear, honorable, esteemed one, the strong rod, the lordly staff, the modest, short-lived Abraham Abecassis, may he repose in Eden. He went to his eternal rest on Thursday, 25 Adar I 651 [March 5, 1891]. May his soul be bound up in the bond of life."
good condition In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.