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A parcel-gilt silver Torah Shield mounted with hardstones, Galicia, circa 1770
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A parcel-gilt silver Torah Shield mounted with hardstones, Galicia, circa 1770
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A parcel-gilt silver Torah Shield mounted with hardstones, Galicia, circa 1770
arched rectangular body chased with rococo ornament, topped by two eagles regardant, applied with baroque columns topped by lions regardant supporting an openwork crown centered by the Commandments enclosing a Torah scroll, mounted with carnelians - two with gilt inscriptions
marked twice with Prussian control mark of c. 1800
height 10 in.
25.4 cm
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The gilt inscription at rear reads: "May God remember the soul of the esteemed Mendel ben Abraham on account of his son Wolf and his wife Pesha(?) bat Moses donating... In this merit, may he live to see descendants into a ripe old age, amen. In the year 1767."

Compare a shield with hardstones with gilt inscriptions catalogued as Lvov(?) 1800/01 in the Jewish Museum, New York, illustrated Rafi Grafman, Crowning Glory: Silver Torah Ornaments of the Jewish Museum, New York, fig. 3, p. 21

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