Auction No. 106

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Jewish Art, letters of Rabbis and Rebbes and Collection of letters to Sir Moses Montefiore from the archive of the late Rabbi Avraham Shisha - London - Buyer's commission 22%

March 6, 2018
Opening $ 15,000
Estimate $ 20,000 - $ 25,000

Impressive, magnificent case for a Torah Scroll - wood with gilded silver plate, with finials. Iraq [1871].

Description: Silver plates repousse with magnificent designs of flowers and leaves, two silver clasps.
Text around the upper section [repousse]: "This case and the Torah scroll within it were made by Simchah, wife of Shlomo Mussa, in 1871." There are a pair of gilded, silver finials with chains of bells at the top of case. Chains of bells [some of the chains are missing] are at the top of the crown. The wood on the interior of the case is painted with leaf designs on a red background.

The case is 105 cm. tall. The finials are 18 cm. tall.

Unique features: This especially magnificent case was made by an artisan, apparently commissioned by one of the wealthiest Iraqi families.

Condition: Fine. Light repairs and few dents.

Category
Ritual Items