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A Circumcision Knife in fitted walnut case, 18th century
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119
A Circumcision Knife in fitted walnut case, 18th century
Estimate
20,00030,000
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Important Judaica, including a Distinguished Private Collection

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A Circumcision Knife in fitted walnut case, 18th century
double-bladed knife with octagonal handle with detachable cap, early 18th century, adapted and inscribed, in walnut case carved with Hebrew date 1793 and birds and griffins within scrolling foliage and strapwork, the base opening to reveal a compartmented interior 
length 8 1/2 in.
21.6 cm
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Catalogue Note

The handle engraved "Samuel ben Meir" with chronogram giving the date 1793. The chronogram cites Gen. 21:4, "Abraham circumcised his son Isaac."

Important Judaica, including a Distinguished Private Collection

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New York