This maker's mark, found on fine examples of silver Judaica, has traditionally been given to the maker 'J. Rimmonim', a pseudonym now believed to be that of Johann Jakob Runnecke, listed in the Fürth guild registry circa 1760-1790. This maker was active in both Fürth and Nuremberg in the mid-late 18th century. A large quantity of Jewish ceremonial objects produced by him have survived (see R. Grafman, Crowning Glory: Silver Torah Ornaments of the Jewish Museum, New York, 1996, nos. 25, 32, 300, 544; S. Kayser, Jewish Ceremonial Art, Philadelphia, 1959, no. 101; A. Weber, Geschichten Von Gegenständen, The Gross Family Collection: Jewish Ritual Objects and the Stories They Tell, Jüdisches Museum Hohenems, 1994, nos. 31, 34.)
The most recent article on this important maker is by Ursula Timann, Meister Rimmonim: Der Fürther Goldschmied Johann Jakob Runneke aus Berlin, Weltkunst, no.7, July 2001, pp. 1170-1173.