Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


A silver gilt Judaica Torah Breastplate or Shield, by Moses Salkind & Co.

$ 9,500
  • Description
    A silver gilt Judaica Torah Breastplate or Shield, by Moses Salkind & Co.
    London, 1931
    Height 56cm, width 22cm, depth 3cm
    Made in London in 1931 by Moses Salkind & Co., this excellent piece of Judaica is a large, ornamental, Torah Shield, or breastplate, used to hold the Jewish holy script in between readings. Based on Mulberry Street, London, Moses Salkind & Co., were leading silversmiths and makers of items of Judaica in particular, and this fine piece is demonstrative of the artistic and decorative merits of their work.
    Comprising a chain-suspended silver backplate mounted with various decorative gilt elements, the shield is adorned with three gilt hearts, a large scrolling foliate border, two gilt pillars topped with lions, and mounted either side of a gilt engraved Hebrew plaque for the ten commandments. Beneath there is a small mount for written cards to denote various Jewish holy festivals, announcing the occasion for which the Torah is brought out and a passage recited. A radiant and remarkable piece of silverware, this pleasing piece stands out both for its religious purpose and its exceptional decorative qualities.
    Artist/ Maker: Moses Salkind
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: England
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Silver-gilt.
    Creation Date: 1931
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17050c
    Incollect Reference #: 690924
  • Dimensions
    W. 8.66 in; H. 22.05 in; D. 1.18 in;
    W. 22 cm; H. 56 cm; D. 3 cm;
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