Important Judaica

Important Judaica

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Property of a New York Private Collector

AN AUSTRIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK MS, VIENNA, LATE 16TH - EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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December 17, 06:59 PM GMT

Estimate

3,000 - 5,000 USD

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Property of a New York Private Collector

AN AUSTRIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK MS, VIENNA, LATE 16TH - EARLY 17TH CENTURY


the interlocking clasp with applied flowers on cast panels, which repeat throughout the belt linked by double chains, in two parts connected by a half ring in center, with a velvet-covered stand

maker’s mark M.S. possibly for Marx Solmon or Michel Stanglo, with city and control mark to back of clasp

length 40 1/8 in.

101.9 cm

This belt is similar to a German "Sivlonot" belt at the Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, described as possibly 16th century, accession number B71.0227 101/022 (https://www.imj.org.il/en/collections/358446)


Sivlonot were a German Jewish tradition dating from the 16th century, when silver or gold chains were sent as a gift by the bridegroom to his future bride. They were worn under the bridal canopy and throughout the following week, then often brought out again for holidays and ceremonial occasions.