December 15, 09:26 PM GMT
40,000 - 80,000 USD
An Israeli 22 Karat Gold-Cased Illuminated and Parchment-Cut Esther Scroll, Shuki Freiman, Jerusalem, circa 1990
engraved with panels of scrolling foliage centered by scenes of the story of Esther, the top modeled as a triple crown, the base as a single, both set with cabochon rubies, the fully illuminated parchment scroll with cut-out sections, each column starting with the word ha-melekh (the king), the applied panels each engraved 22k, the base signed twice S.F.
Weight 24 oz 10 dwt gross including scroll (765 g)
Height of case 12 in. (30.4 cm)