Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Silver Torah Shield – Vienna, 1860s

Opening: $1,200

Large ornate Torah shield, depicting lions, the Tablets of the Law and a Torah crown. Vienna, 1860s.
Silver (marked with town mark, and maker's mark: CS), repoussé; appliqué.
The Tablets of the Law at center, supported by two lions rampant regardant, langued; topped by a large Torah crown hung with three bells. An aperture at bottom, originally displaying interchangeable plaquettes announcing the appropriate holiday's name, now with a soldered plaque reading "Rosh Hashana"; the backside reads "Purim".
Height: 32 cm. Width: 30 cm. Good condition. Bends and fractures. Some damage. Displayed plaquette soldered onto shield.

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Jewish Ceremonial Art
Jewish Ceremonial Art