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A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER TORAH FINIALS, MAURICE MAYER, PARIS, CIRCA 1860

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

The Serque Collection

A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER TORAH FINIALS, MAURICE MAYER, PARIS, CIRCA 1860

A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER TORAH FINIALS, MAURICE MAYER, PARIS, CIRCA 1860

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

68,750

USD

A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER TORAH FINIALS, MAURICE MAYER, PARIS, CIRCA 1860


formed as openwork foliate scroll cartouches topped by the tablets of the law which are centered by a palm tree, suspended with carnelian beads possibly replacing bells, the staves with presentation inscription and Hebrew date 5635 [1874-1875]

marked on staves, bases signed in script Maurice Mayer / 18, rue Lafayette / Paris


height 13⅝ in.

34.7 cm.


As noted re. possible replacement of bells with carnelian. Otherwise good condition.


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.


Please note the following amendments to the printed catalogue: Please note the correct date is circa 1860

The inscriptions reads: "Offert par Aaron Venture a l'occasion de la guerison de son petit fils Alexandre Jacob Mayer 5635."


Maurice Mayer enters his mark in 1846 and was later appointed goldsmith to Emperor Napoleon III. Similar scroll work and Tablets of the Law can be seen on the Omer Calendar by him in the Skirball Museum, see New Beginnings, pl. 24. p. 44.