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A PAIR OF DUTCH SILVER-GILT AND JEWEL-SET FILIGREE TORAH FINIALS, HEDDE BUYS, SCHOONHOVEN, 1840-57

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December 17, 05:06 PM GMT

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15,000 - 25,000 USD

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A PAIR OF DUTCH SILVER-GILT AND JEWEL-SET FILIGREE TORAH FINIALS, HEDDE BUYS, SCHOONHOVEN, 1840-57


octagonal baluster form hung with two rows of bells, crown and ball finials, the staves engraved with scrolling foliage, set with numerous stones including amethysts, citrines, garnets, opals and turquoises, engraved around the staves Philip Salomons Esqr, 

marked on center sections and panels of top sections with maker and Dutch standard mark

height 13 1/2 in.

34 cm

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), no. 29; 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. 2040 "Scroll of the Law... a pair of silver-gilt bells of three stages of filigree, set with colored stones, a crown above."

London, 1906: Exhibition of Jewish Art and Antiquities, Whitechapel Art Gallery, November 7 to December 16, no. 141, lent by Mrs. S.D. Sassoon.

The chasing on the staves is very much in English style, suggesting that this and possibly the applied stones were added when the finials came into the possession of Philip Salomons in England.