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Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 401

Silver Snuff Box – Holy Places – Europe, Early 19th Century

Sold For
2,214$
Opening
500$
Lot Number 401

Silver Snuff Box – Holy Places – Europe, Early 19th Century

Snuff box, decorated with images of the Holy Places. [France, early 19th century].
Silver (marked with manufacturer's mark - Charles-Antoine Fasquelle [Paris] and with French marks from ca. 1798-1809), engraved.
An oval snuff box with three images of Holy Places in Eretz Israel: The Western Wall, Cave of the Patriarchs and "Rashi's Synagogue" (apparently, The grave of Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai), in a symbolic naïve style based on the prototype made popular by the painter and scholar R. Yehosef Schwarz.
Decorating silverware with depictions of the Holy Places in Eretz Israel was common among East European Jews during the 19th century.
9X5X2 cm. Good condition. Some scratches and bends. Traces of tobacco within the box.

Sold For
2,214$
Opening
500$

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