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A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT MINIATURE TORAH CROWN, ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH ANGELL, LONDON, CIRCA 1860

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 USD

A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT MINIATURE TORAH CROWN, ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH ANGELL, LONDON, CIRCA 1860

A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT MINIATURE TORAH CROWN, ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH ANGELL, LONDON, CIRCA 1860

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

5,292

USD

A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT MINIATURE TORAH CROWN, ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH ANGELL, LONDON, CIRCA 1860


formed as the British Imperial crown, with alternating strawberry leaves and fleurs-de-lys, beaded ribs, spiral finial, baseband chased with gems above simulated ermine band, the underside with two sockets for rods and hung with four bells, all chased with scrolling foliage

apparently unmarked

height 4 in.

10.2 cm

dent to the base band; some ribs bent in and up; bubbled surface - repair? - between two ribs, but still covered with old gilding, some scratches to cap, otherwise good


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.

Reuben David Sassoon (1834-1905), to his great-niece and sister-in-law
Flora Gubbay, Mrs. Solomon David Sassoon (1856-1936), to her son
David Solomon Sassoon (1880-1942), to his son
Rabbi Solomon David Sassoon of Letchworth (1915-1985), and by descent
London, 1887: Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition, Royal Albert Hall, "The Sassoon Collection of Hebrew Ecclesiastical Art, exhibited by Reuben D. Sassoon Esq.", part of no. 2052, "Small Crown for Scrolls of the Law - Two; silver gilt; closed"

London, 1906: Exhibition of Jewish Art and Antiquities, Whitechapel Art Gallery, November 7 to December 16, no. 163, lent by Mrs. S.D. Sassoon.

This piece has been attributed to Joseph Angell on the basis of its similarities with the previous lot; they share identical sockets and bells chased with scrolling foliage, and have been together since at least the Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition of 1887.