A PAIR OF DUTCH PARCEL-GILT SILVER FILIGREE TORAH FINIALS, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
of six-sided bombe tower form, hung with three rows of gilt bells in arches, gilt crown and bud finials and gilt staves with petal-form collars, each applied with two gilt Hebrew inscription plaquettes, the filigree of formal flower and tendril pattern filled with fine scrollwork
height 16¾ in.
7 bells missing , some replaced, losses to petals at top of one stave, one with small losses to filigree near base, the other minor losses in same area and at top below crown and both with minor repairs and losses to projecting galleries.
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