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A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD, GEORG LUDWIG LANGENHAN, KITZINGEN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 USD

The Serque Collection

A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD, GEORG LUDWIG LANGENHAN, KITZINGEN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD, GEORG LUDWIG LANGENHAN, KITZINGEN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 USD

A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH SHIELD, GEORG LUDWIG LANGENHAN, KITZINGEN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY


with triple arched top and chased gadroon borders, applied with double eagle below crown above portion plaque compartment, flanked by spiraled columns topped by rampant lions and with lion masks at the base, applied with colored pastes and three florettes and hung with three bells, has triple chain

marked with maker’s mark and city mark near top 13 near base, the back with later inscription

height 10¼ in.

29 cm

Repairs to border, several nuts replaced, florettes at base probably later


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.

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Please note the following amendments to the printed catalogue the correct maker is Georg Ludwig Langenhan from Kitzingen

The later inscription reads, within an engraved wreath, "In commemoration of the opening of the Dalston Synagogue, Presented by Joseph Birn, 5th July 1885".


The Dalston Synagogue in Islington, North London operated from 1885-1970. The Victorian Gothic building was erected in Poet’s Road in 1885 and the community became one of the leading members of the United Synagogue. The building was demolished in 1970 and replaced by a block of council flats.