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A SILVER FILIGREE SPICE TOWER FOR HAVDALAH
BERLIN, MAKER'S MARK OF AUGUST FRIEDRICH FERDINAND EISOLT (BERLIN 1802-1858)(SCHEFFLER 414,415, FOR PLACE AND DATE SCHEFFLER, BERLINER, 14, 15, 20, 21), CIRCA 1840

SET ON A STEPPED DOMED CIRCULAR BASE CHASED WITH A BAND OF LEAF TIPS, SLIGHTLY SUNKEN CENTRE, THE SLIGHTLY TAPERING STEM WITH TWO DECORATIVE BANDS, SUPPORTS TWO-TIERED TOWER COMPOSED OF TWO ROUND FILIGREE BOXES IN GRADUATED SIZES, THE LOWER CYLINDRICAL FILIGREE SPICE SECTION FITTED WITH A HINGED DOOR, THE SMALLER SECOND FILIGREE TIER SURMOUNTED BY A TAPERING SPIRE, PIERCED WITH THREE TRIANGULAR OPENINGS ENGRAVED WITH THREE WRIGGLEWORK BANDS, TERMINATING IN BALL AND PENNANT FINIAL - 24.2CM HIGH (106GR)

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FOR ANOTHER BUT SIMILAR SPICE TOWER BY THE SAME MAKER SEE VERA BENDT, JUDAICA KATALOG, BERLIN MUSEUM, BERLIN, 1989, NO. 225, P. 240
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