SASSOON: A Golden Legacy

SASSOON: A Golden Legacy

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AN ENGLISH SILVER-GILT TORAH POINTER, HENRY GREEN, LONDON, 1790

Auction Closed

December 17, 05:06 PM GMT

Estimate

5,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

AN ENGLISH SILVER-GILT TORAH POINTER, HENRY GREEN, LONDON, 1790


the hexagonal top section engraved with scrolling foliage alternating with pendants of leaves, the lower section chased with overlapping leaves, later engraved on a ribbon “Philip Salomons Esq” ending in a hand with frilled cuff, marked near top, has a chain

length 10 3/4 in.

27.4 cm

Philip Salomons (1796-1867), sold at his death to
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

This pointer was probably originally en suite with a pair of silver-gilt Torah Finials, also by Henry Green, London, 1790, which followed the same line of descent from Philip Salomons through the Sassoon family until sold Sotheby’s, Tel Aviv, October 27, 2000, lot 21.


Henry Green entered his first mark in partnership with Charles Aldridge, whose relative (probably uncle) Edward Aldridge created three pairs of Torah finials in the early 1760s, including a pair owned by Philip Salomons.