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German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1880


An exceptional, fine and impressive German silver spice tower; an addition to our silver Judaica collection

SKU C1537

This exceptional antique German silver spice box has been modelled in the form of a tower.

The tiered cylindrical spice box is ornamented with exceptional silver filigree work within a plain geometric frame.

This impressive vessel is fitted with a hinged door accented with a plain loop fingerpiece.

The upper portion of this impressive silver spice tower* is embellished with a knopped tapering chute, encompassed with bands of tooled decoration and terminating with a large guidon flag design.

The spice compartment surmounts a plain tapering pedestal to a circular spreading weight base.

* 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'

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Maker: Unknown

This antique German silver spice tower is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

This exceptional example of antique silverware has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The hallmarks struck to the surface of the foot are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique Judaica silverware.

Height 27.7cm/10.9"

Diameter 6.2cm/2.4"

Width from body to tip of flag 6.8cm/2.7"

An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as this spice box has a weighted base.

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