A DUTCH PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH POINTER, 18TH CENTURY
with partly hexagonal stem, the hand with ruffled cuff and diamond ring and holding a gold pointer, with gilt ball finial, with chain
marked with Dutch 19th century boar's head control mark
length 10 inches
Possible repair to the pointer in hand. Otherwise good.
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.
Two similar Torah pointers, Dutch 18th century, are illustrated in the catalog of the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, Gifts from the Heart, nos. 9 & 10, pp. 146-147.