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A GERMAN GEM-SET PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

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A GERMAN GEM-SET PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

A GERMAN GEM-SET PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,500

USD

A GERMAN GEM-SET PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY


rectangular with separate cresting, finely chased with swirled foliage, strapwork and a baroque cartouche between spiraled columns topped by lions with red bead eyes, their tails enclosing presentation inscription, the crown set with a row of faceted gems, fitted with two plaquettes, has suspension chain

apparently unmarked, one plaquette with Hebrew date with serpent for 1726, the other for Passover/Sukkot

height 11¾ in.

30 cm


Repair near top of left column, small flower-form screw missing below crown, lacks bells at base, fine chasing.


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.


The inscriptions read at top reads: “The gift of Mr. Moses son of Abraham(?) and his wife Mrs. Reichel daughter of Mr. Falk”. The later inscription near the base reads: “Our teacher Rabbi Leib Yitcha.”