9 May 2006
A Fine and Rare American Silver Megillat Esther Case
Maker's mark of George W. Shiebler and Company, New York, 1881
The cylindrical revolving handle decorated with floral swirling bands, terminating into a flower head, the other end set with garland-coloured stone, the cylindrical case repoussé and chased in high relief with naturalistic flowers and foliage, the similarly decorated and shaped domed top engraved on lower part with dedication: to Jacob Hess with admiration and gratitude, David Hess -New York- 1881, surmounted by a foliate thread work inset with garland-coloured stone, the thumb-piece with matching flower decoration applied in the centre with flower knob for suspension, Esther Scroll is now lacking, marked on lower part of case with winged "S" and "sterling"
Overall length of case 20.5 cm.
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