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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 409

    JUDAICA: A LARGE SILVER TORAH CROWN

    UNMARKED, POLISH, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    JUDAICA: A LARGE SILVER TORAH CROWN
    UNMARKED, POLISH, CIRCA 1900
    The straps of the crown embossed with leaves and flowers around bead-edged navette panels, the base similarly embossed with flowers and scrolling foliage, and between alternate straps, a cut-out Star of David mounted on curved spiral-twist supports, the top with three small gilt bells dependent and a larger bell dependent within the interior, inscribed in Hebrew on a panel to front and base and with further inscriptions
    13¾ in. (35 cm.) high
    54.75 oz. (1699 gr.)


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    The inscription to the front panel reads, 'Rav Ephraim Bar Gershon Lipar'; the inscription around the rim of the base reads, 'Donated to the synagogue of the men of Poland'.

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