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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ESTHER SCROLL CASE, BAGHDAD OR INDIAN IN BAGHDADI STYLE, MID 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 USD

A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ESTHER SCROLL CASE, BAGHDAD OR INDIAN IN BAGHDADI STYLE, MID 19TH CENTURY

A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ESTHER SCROLL CASE, BAGHDAD OR INDIAN IN BAGHDADI STYLE, MID 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,048

USD

A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ESTHER SCROLL CASE, BAGHDAD OR INDIAN IN BAGHDADI STYLE, MID 19TH CENTURY


tik form, octagonal with beaded borders, alternating panels of gilt scrolling vine and floral cartouches, angled baluster handle, hardstone bead finial, fitted with a scroll of Esther, ink on parchment

length 8 3/4 in.; 22 cm

height of scroll 4 in.; 10 cm

repaired at edges of scroll opening, otherwise good


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Probably Sassoon David Sassoon (1832-1867), to his son
Joseph Sassoon Sassoon (1855-1918) of Ashley Park, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey (assuming example in 1887 exhibition)
And by descent in the Sassoon family
Probably London, 1887: Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition, Royal Albert Hall, no. 1808, "Megilla in engraved silver-gilt case", lent by J.S. Sassoon, not illustrated.
This Esther Scroll case has the same beaded and twisted wire borders as the previous lot and probably came from the same workshop.  As it has also come down in the Sassoon family, it has been tentatively identified with no. 1808 in 1887, also lent by J.S. Sassoon but not illustrated.