Thursday, December 17, 2020

Sotheby's Offers Torah Shield And Other Judaica at This Morning's Auction

Gilt silver and enamel Torah Shield, signed and dated in Hebrew Elimekeh Tzoref of Stanislav, 1782
Sotheby’s is honored to present SASSOON: A Golden Legacy, Judaica and family memorabilia from the legendary “Rothschilds of the East.” With roots in Baghdad, the Sassoons relocated in the 1830s to India, led by their patriarch David Sassoon who established Bombay as the seat of his vast trade empire. This Sassoon 18th-century Torah shield represents the artistry of a remarkable Jewish goldsmith and the connoisseurship of the well-known family. This exquisite example from the Sassoon collection is crafted from partially gilded silver, enamel and gems. Watch more to discover the anatomy of a remarkable masterwork, a highlight of the upcoming auction SASSOON: A Golden Legacy ( 17 December 2020, New York).[More