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A GERMAN SILVER-GILT TORAH SHIELD, MARKED IR, PROBABLY FOR JOHANN JACOB RUNECKE, FÜRTH, DATE LETTER M, LATE 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

The Serque Collection

A GERMAN SILVER-GILT TORAH SHIELD, MARKED IR, PROBABLY FOR JOHANN JACOB RUNECKE, FÜRTH, DATE LETTER M, LATE 18TH CENTURY

A GERMAN SILVER-GILT TORAH SHIELD, MARKED IR, PROBABLY FOR JOHANN JACOB RUNECKE, FÜRTH, DATE LETTER M, LATE 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

60,000

USD

A GERMAN SILVER-GILT TORAH SHIELD, MARKED IR, PROBABLY FOR JOHANN JACOB RUNECKE, FÜRTH, DATE LETTER M, LATE 18TH CENTURY


rectangular with shaped top and base, chased with a Menorah above the engraved Tablets which are supported by lions rampant regardant, also above a compartment for portion plaques framed by a tasseled swag, near the base an oval cartouche with inscription, flanked by applied twisted columns topped by lions rampant flanking an applied crown, with later eagle finial, all on reeded and matted grounds, the edge with ribbon-bound laurel, fitted with one reversible inscribed plaque, and hung with two later bells

marked with town mark, maker’s mark and date letter near base, on crown and on cover for portion plaque compartment

height 14¾ in.

37.5 cm


Bells later, probably had a third bell, top of crown repaired and eagle probably added 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.


The upper medallion reads: “Sabbath” (obverse), “Passover” (reverse). The lower medallion reads: “[Donated by] the humble Mr. Jacob, may he live, and his wife, Mrs. Michale, may she live.”


For more information on this maker, please see the catalogue note for lot 94.