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A MINIATURE SILVER-GILT MODEL OF THE TEMPLE MENORAH, PRESENTED TO YOUNG DAVID SOLOMON SASSOON BY THE BEN ISH HAI, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 USD

A MINIATURE SILVER-GILT MODEL OF THE TEMPLE MENORAH, PRESENTED TO YOUNG DAVID SOLOMON SASSOON BY THE BEN ISH HAI, 19TH CENTURY

A MINIATURE SILVER-GILT MODEL OF THE TEMPLE MENORAH, PRESENTED TO YOUNG DAVID SOLOMON SASSOON BY THE BEN ISH HAI, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 USD

Lot sold:

18,900

USD

A MINIATURE SILVER-GILT MODEL OF THE TEMPLE MENORAH, PRESENTED TO YOUNG DAVID SOLOMON SASSOON BY THE BEN ISH HAI, 19TH CENTURY


on tripod base, the budded branches rising to a rack of lamps with the wicks pointing to the center

apparently unmarked

height 5 in.

12.7 cm

wear to gilding; one scroll foot replaced, another broken and repaired; otherewise good


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.

This lot is accompanied by a letter from the Sassoon family, confirming the presentation of this piece by Rabbi Joseph Hayyim of Baghdad to Flora and Solomon's son, David Solomon Sassoon (born 1880).