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Antique George V Sterling Silver Spice Tower 1915 (1 of 12)
AC Silver
Flag of United KingdomTyne and Wear, UK
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Antique George V Sterling Silver Spice Tower 1915

REF: C7982 / LA450754
£1,595
€1,863
$2,006
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Description
Exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver spice tower; an addition to our silver Judaica collection. This exceptional antique George V sterling silver spice box has been modelled in the form of a tower. The rounded waisted shaped silver box is ornamented with impressive embossed floral designs accented with pin struck scalloped borders. This impressive vessel is fitted with a hallmarked hinged door accented with a plain fingerpiece and incorporated latch. The upper portion of this impressive 20th century silver spice tower* is embellished with four cast gargoyle figurines encompassing a tapering chute. The tower's chute terminates with a large plain ball style knop to a hallmarked undulating guidon shaped flag. The spice compartment supports four sterling silver bells and surmounts a knopped pedestal foot encircled with a ribbed decorated border. This antique silver spice tower was crafted by the Judaic silversmith Jacob Rozenzweig of Rosenzweig, Taitelbaum & Co. Such original English hallmarked examples are becoming increasingly difficult to locate. * A spice box is used to hold sweet-smelling herbs/spices and can be fashioned in many forms. As of the 16th century a very common form is that of a tower, influenced by developments in architecture. The spice tower is used to bring comfort to a Jew as they transition through Sabbath to their new week, receiving their extra soul known as a 'neshama yetera'. Dimensions Height 24.5cm/9.65" Diameter including bells 6.7cm/2.64" Width from rim of bell to tip of flag 7.8cm/3.07" Weight 4.6 troy ounces/144.3g Maker: Rosenzweig, Taitelbaum & Co (Jacob Rozenzweig) Origin: London, England
measurements
Height 24.5cm/9.65' Diameter including bells 6.7cm/2.64' Width from rim of bell to tip of flag 7.8cm/3.07' Weight:- 4.6 troy ounces/144.3g
declaration
AC Silver has clarified that the Antique George V Sterling Silver Spice Tower 1915 (LA450754) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1915
condition
This antique 20th century silver spice tower is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. The embossed and cast decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the foot and part hallmarks to the door and flag are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique Judaica silverware.
location
This Antique George V Sterling Silver Spice Tower 1915 is located in Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom