A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600

Lot Closed

A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600
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A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600

A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,024

USD

Description

A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CHAIN, PROBABLY LATER USED AS A MARRIAGE BELT, MAKER'S MARK EH CONJOINED, PROBABLY FOR EUSTACHIUS HOHMAN OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1600


formed of twenty-four alternating links of quatrefoil cartouches enclosing classical profile heads of emperors and ladies, separated by openwork scroll rosettes

marked on hook at one end with maker's mark only, cf: Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst, 2007, pp 182-83

length 32 in.

61.4 cm

Condition report

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.

Provenance

Probably Reuben David Sassoon (1834-1905), to his great-niece and sister-in-law
Flora Gubbay, Mrs. Solomon David Sassoon (1856-1936), to her son
David Solomon Sassoon (1880-1942), to his son
Rabbi Solomon David Sassoon of Letchworth (1915-1985), and by descent

Catalogue note

The orientation of the heads on this chain indicates that it was originally worn vertically. However, its presence in the Sassoon Judaica collection for over a century suggests that it was acquired as a sivlonot, or marriage belt - a purpose for which its male and female profile busts would have been well suited. 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.