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Pair of Torah Finials

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver-plated metal
  • Place Made: Czech Republic
  • DATES 1920s
    DIMENSIONS 13 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (34.3 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On base: "800", maker's mark "H 6"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER L50.26.5a-b
    CREDIT LINE Loaned by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Jewish. Pair of Torah Finials, 1920s. Silver-plated metal, 13 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (34.3 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm). Loaned by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., L50.26.5a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L50.26.5a-b_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, L50.26.5a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pair of Torah finials, silver-plated metal, openwork, floral motifs on finials resting on top of sphere, upper sphere decorated with floral motifs in openwork, lower sphere gadrooned, each sphere hung with six bells, stem gadrooned like lower sphere, base embossed with stylized leaves joining stem and conical foot. Condition: Fair. Finials bent, one bell missing.
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