Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Gilt Silver Filigree Amulet Case – Italy, 19th Century

Opening: $3,500
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for: $4,500
Including buyer's premium

Amulet case. [Italy, 19th century].
Silver (unmarked), filigree; gilt.
Amulet case made from gilt silver threads (filigree) giving it a light, airy quality. Shaped as an elongated rectangular box, with a hinged lid. The Holy Name Shid Dalet Yud is inscribed on the front and back of the case. Suspension ring at the top of the lid.
Since amulet cases often had Holy Names or kabbalistic letter combinations engraved or soldered on the front or on both sides, over the years they began serving as amulets on their own, even when not containing a parchment manuscript.

Height: 6 cm, width: 3 cm, depth: 0.8 cm. Good condition. Lid soldered. Lacking several pieces of filigree.

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