December 17, 05:06 PM GMT
20,000 - 30,000 USD
A PAIR OF ENGLISH SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL "PINEAPPLE" MINIATURE TORAH FINIALS, MAKER'S MARK -C, PROBABLY LONDON, 1804
the shafts chased with acanthus tips, engraved with crest and Hebrew motto, Hebrew inscriptions, one knop engraved "Philip Salomons Esq" in script, the upper part formed as a pineapple above two tiers of green enamel leaves, topped by two tiers of six scrolled arms separated by further leaves, gilt pineapple finials
marked on both with king's head, lion passant, and date letter I, one with maker's mark -C
height 6 in.
The Hebrew inscription (repeated on both finials) reads: “A donation from that which God has bestowed upon me, Judah Aryeh, known as Leib, son of the departed Yitzhak Isaac, of blessed memory, in the year 595 .”
Above the lion rampant: “Judah is a lion’s [aryeh] whelp” [Gen. 49:9].