View full screen - View 1 of Lot 12. A PARCEL-GILT SILVER MINIATURE ESTHER SCROLL CASE, THE SILVER SIGNED EZEKIEL [BEN] DAVID NAWI, BAGHDAD, THE SCROLL SIGNED ISAAC [BEN] REUBEN [BEN] SADKAH [BEN] MOSES HUSSEIN, 19TH CENTURY.
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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER MINIATURE ESTHER SCROLL CASE, THE SILVER SIGNED EZEKIEL [BEN] DAVID NAWI, BAGHDAD, THE SCROLL SIGNED ISAAC [BEN] REUBEN [BEN] SADKAH [BEN] MOSES HUSSEIN, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 USD

A PARCEL-GILT SILVER MINIATURE ESTHER SCROLL CASE, THE SILVER SIGNED EZEKIEL [BEN] DAVID NAWI, BAGHDAD, THE SCROLL SIGNED ISAAC [BEN] REUBEN [BEN] SADKAH [BEN] MOSES HUSSEIN, 19TH CENTURY

A PARCEL-GILT SILVER MINIATURE ESTHER SCROLL CASE, THE SILVER SIGNED EZEKIEL [BEN] DAVID NAWI, BAGHDAD, THE SCROLL SIGNED ISAAC [BEN] REUBEN [BEN] SADKAH [BEN] MOSES HUSSEIN, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot sold:

30,240

USD

A PARCEL-GILT SILVER MINIATURE ESTHER SCROLL CASE, THE SILVER SIGNED EZEKIEL [BEN] DAVID NAWI, BAGHDAD, THE SCROLL SIGNED ISAAC [BEN] REUBEN [BEN] SADKAH [BEN] MOSES HUSSEIN, 19TH CENTURY


tik form, with overall gilt floral embossing on white silver ground, with two Hebrew inscriptions, and gallery of turquoise-color beads; fitted with scroll of Esther, ink on parchment

length 7 1/2 in.; 19 cm

height of scroll 2 1/4 in.; 5.6 cm

lacking bead finial, otherwise good condition


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.

David Solomon Sassoon, Ohel Dawid: Descriptive Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the Sassoon Library, London, vol. 1 (Oxford: Oxford University Press; London: Humphrey Milford, 1932), 557 (no. 478).
Upper inscription: “The benefactor Zevi Hirsch of Manchester was born in Teterow in the province of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.”

Lower inscription: “The artisan of this tik was Ezekiel [ben] David Nawi, a resident of Baghdad in the province of Babylonia.”

First panel inscription: “The scribe: Isaac [ben] Reuben [ben] Sadkah [ben] Moses Hussein, may his end be favorable.”

The artisan was the brother of one of the dayyanim (rabbinical judges) of Baghdad, Rabbi Reuben ben David Nawi (d. 1821). See Abraham Ben-Yaacob, Yehudei bavel: mi-sof tekufat ha-ge’onim ad yameinu, 4798-5720 (1038-1960) (Jerusalem: Kiryat Sefer, 1979), 136 n. 85.