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A Continental Empire-style gilt-bronze presentation piece for Nahum Sokolow, Segal Brothers, Warsaw, circa 1912
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT
55
A Continental Empire-style gilt-bronze presentation piece for Nahum Sokolow, Segal Brothers, Warsaw, circa 1912
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A Continental Empire-style gilt-bronze presentation piece for Nahum Sokolow, Segal Brothers, Warsaw, circa 1912
of column form, die-rolled borders of anthemia and entrelac on matted ground and engraved with Hebrew inscription, on patinated square base, the cover with ball finial rising from spreading leaves
signed on base in Hebrew Workshop of the Segal Brothers, Leszno 18
height 10 in.
25.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

Inscription reads: "To the editorial board of Ha-Zefirah and its editor Nahum Sokolow, on the occasion of its Jubilee 5622-5672 (=1862-1912) from Tzeirei Zion, Warsaw." Tzeirei Zion was a Zionist youth movement, which met every Sabbath eve for lectures and readings on Zionist and literary subjects.

Nahum Sokolow (1859-1936) was a multi-lingual journalist, editor of the Warsaw periodical Ha-Zefirah, author of one of the earliest accounts of Zionism, Secretary General of the World Zionist Organization from 1907-1909, head of the Zionist delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, President of the World Zionist Organization from 1931-1935, and honorary President till his death.

Leszno Street in Warsaw, signed as the address of the suppliers of this piece, would later be one of the main thoroughfares of the Warsaw Ghetto.

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