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A PAIR OF LARGE ENGLISH PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH FINIALS, SIMON HARRIS, LONDON, 1796

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Property from the United Synagogue, London

A PAIR OF LARGE ENGLISH PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH FINIALS, SIMON HARRIS, LONDON, 1796

A PAIR OF LARGE ENGLISH PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH FINIALS, SIMON HARRIS, LONDON, 1796

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

47,880

USD

Property from the United Synagogue, London

A PAIR OF LARGE ENGLISH PARCEL-GILT SILVER TORAH FINIALS, SIMON HARRIS, LONDON, 1796


of heavy weight, the staves with gadroon borders, chased with matted stiff leaves, bowl-shaped knops with acanthus foliage below a line of cut-out stiff leaves supporting three horizontal tiers with rosette and acanthus brackets, pierced bands between, topped by large gilt crowns, eight faceted bells by this maker

marked on each section, the crowns apparently unmarked

height 18 in.

46 cm

Repairs to crowns, one lacks its fleur de lis; one finial with two bells marked by maker, ten lacking, the other with six bells marked by maker, four lacking


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.

A similar pair of Torah finials of 1802 is in the collection at Bevis Marks, the mark possibly that of Thomas Morley.