SASSOON: A Golden Legacy

SASSOON: A Golden Legacy

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A LARGE DUTCH SILVER-GILT TORAH POINTER SET WITH JEWELS, HEDDE BUYS, SCHOONHAVEN, 1840-53

Auction Closed

December 17, 05:06 PM GMT

Estimate

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

A LARGE DUTCH SILVER-GILT TORAH POINTER SET WITH JEWELS, HEDDE BUYS, SCHOONHAVEN, 1840-53


the filigree central section applied with Hebrew inscription (three times) “[For] the honor of God and His Torah”, set with precious and semi-precious stones, hand with diamond and turquoise rings, with chain

maker's mark only

length of pointer 13 1/2 in.

34.4 cm

Probably Philip Salomons (1796-1867), sold at his death to
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
London 1887: Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition, Royal Albert Hall, under "The Sassoon Collection of Hebrew Ecclesiastical Art, exhibited by Reuben D. Sassoon Esq. (the bulk of this Collection was made by the late Philip Salomons, Esq)", no. 2037 “Scroll of the Law…a pointer, with silver-gilt filigree handle set with garnets and turquoise”, also illustrated opposite p. 115.

London, 1906: Exhibition of Jewish Art and Antiquities, Whitechapel Art Gallery, November 7 to December 16, no. 145, lent by Mrs. S.D. Sassoon.

Although this piece is not engraved with the name of Philip Salomons, given that it is by the same maker as the previous lot and is similarly decorated, it is presumed to have belonged to the early collector.