A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY
A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY

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A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY
A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY
A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY
A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY
A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY
A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY
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A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

60,000 - 90,000 USD

A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY

A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

60,000 - 90,000 USD

Lot sold:

302,400

USD

Description

A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY


the body embossed and chased with Esther before Ahasuerus, Haman leading Mordechai on the King’s horse, and dressed in the King’s robes, and the hanging of Haman, a soldier in the foreground, numerous figures in the background, upper body chased with acanthus below openwork filigree basket of flowers, the lower body chased with four winged putto heads, tapered and fluted silver-gilt handle with Janus-head terminal, fitted with a contemporary scroll of Esther, ink on parchment

apparently unmarked

length 10 1/2 in.; 26.8 cm

height of scroll 3 1/8 in.; 7.8 cm

Condition report

top of body with some small fissures; restoration to openwork basket finial, handle possibly restored where meets body, otherwise good, chasing crisp


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.

Provenance

Probably Reuben David Sassoon (1834-1905), to his great-niece and sister-in-law
Flora Gubbay, Mrs. Solomon David Sassoon (1856-1936), no. 74; to her son
David Solomon Sassoon (1880-1942), to his son
Rabbi Solomon David Sassoon of Letchworth (1915-1985), and by descent

Exhibited

Possibly London, 1887: Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition, Royal Albert Hall, "The Sassoon Collection of Hebrew Ecclesiastical Art, exhibited by Reuben D. Sassoon Esq.", no. 2056, "Roll of Esther in silver-gilt [sic] case, the latter... having scenes from the Book of Esther in relief"