This form of an oval Torah Crown with attached stepped Finials seems to have been particular to Budapest. An example by János Muhály Schwager has the Pest date letter for 1774-1781 and a presentation inscription to the Holy Society in Obuda (Old Buda) in 1806. Another example, very similar to the offered lot in the decoration of the crown, is by János Müller, with the Pest hallmark for 1793-97. Both are now in the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives in Budapest, see Ilona Benoschofsky and Alexander Scheiber, The Jewish Museum of Budapest, 1987, no. 34 and 35, pp. 76-78.
Johannes Mathias Roth, or Reth, became a master in Budapest (Buda) in 1775 and worked until 1807. In addition to this Torah Crown with Finials and the monumental Torah Shield also in this collection (lot 130), he was recorded in 1936 as the maker of a faceted beaker in the Jewish Museum in Obuda, shown in an exhibition there in 1935, no. 34 (Kószegy no. 341, pp. 58-59).
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