December 15, 09:26 PM GMT
7,000 - 10,000 USD
A Pair of Parcel-Gilt Silver Finials, probably Morocco, circa 1900
of hexagonal lantern form, the "windows" painted in gilt with Temple emblems and Hebrew inscriptions, off-standing spiral columns, matching spiral staves with bells on long chains
Height 16 in. (40.8 cm)
In the arcades, various verses about the Torah: “I have not neglected Your teaching” (Ps. 119:153), “Moses charged us with the teaching” (Deut. 33:4), “I have not swerved from Your teaching” (Ps. 119:51), “The teaching of the Lord is perfect” (Ps. 19:8), “Be mindful of the teaching of Moses” (Mal. 3:22), “And the coastlands shall await his teaching” (Isa. 42:4).
At the base: “Consecrated by the esteemed, modest Simhah, blessed among women, in memory of her husband, Rabbi Isaac Coriat, may he abide in Eden.” The Coriat family was prominent in Morocco, particularly Marrakesh.