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AN UNUSUAL INDIAN SILVER PIERCED ESTHER SCROLL CASE, CIRCA 1900

Estimate:

15,000 to - 20,000 USD

AN UNUSUAL INDIAN SILVER PIERCED ESTHER SCROLL CASE, CIRCA 1900

AN UNUSUAL INDIAN SILVER PIERCED ESTHER SCROLL CASE, CIRCA 1900

Estimate:

15,000 to - 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

18,900

USD

AN UNUSUAL INDIAN SILVER PIERCED ESTHER SCROLL CASE, CIRCA 1900


the openwork case of chased scrolling foliage, flanked by beaded borders, pin closure, cone finial, the handle spirally fluted and chased with flowers and foliage, the scroll ink on parchment, the first four panels sewn on green silk

apparently unmarked

height 10 1/4 in.

26 cm

Small dent on the case, in 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.

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According to the consignor, this scroll was purchased from a member of the Sassoon family.
This very unusual model of Esther Scroll case was acquired by the consignor from a member of the Sassoon family.  The patriarch David Sassoon moved from Baghdad to Bombay in the early 1830s, and the first generation after him maintained the Baghdadi style for their Esther scrolls (see Sassoon sale just before this offering, lots 1-3, 9-10, and 12).  It was thus probably a member of the second generation of Sassoons who commissioned this piece reflecting Indian rather than Iranian taste.