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A SILVER MEMORIAL PLAQUE FROM A TORAH ARK CURTAIN, DATED 1895

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 USD

A SILVER MEMORIAL PLAQUE FROM A TORAH ARK CURTAIN, DATED 1895

A SILVER MEMORIAL PLAQUE FROM A TORAH ARK CURTAIN, DATED 1895

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,190

USD

A SILVER MEMORIAL PLAQUE FROM A TORAH ARK CURTAIN, DATED 1895


thin embossed sheet silver with extensive Hebrew inscription, within border of sunflowers and leaves

diameter 6 1/8 in.

15.5 cm

with four holes in border for attaching to the curtain, otherwise good, 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.

Inscription: “This Torah curtain is consecrated upon the passing of the noble, modest, elder Lady Hannah Khatun bat No‘am, may she abide in Eden, wife of Sir Abdullah David Sassoon, may God protect and keep him, to the Yagel Yaakov Synagogue in the Holy City of Jerusalem, may it be rebuilt and reestablished quickly in our days, amen. She passed away in Bombay on Wednesday, 13 Tevet 5655 [January 9, 1895]. May her soul be bound up in the Bond of Life.”


A matching plaque, also dated 1895, was donated to the same synagogue by Havivah, wife of Isaac Ezra Aboudi of Hong Kong, in honor of her husband and children; it was sold Sotheby's, Tel Aviv, "A Collection from the Sassoon Family Estate", October 25 and 27, 2000, lot 24.