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Sterling Silver Spice Tower

Sterling Silver Spice Tower - Vintage Elizabeth II (1971)

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver spice tower; an addition to our silver Judaica collection

SKU A9440


This exceptional vintage sterling silver spice box has been modelled in the form of a tower.

The hexagonal prism shaped spice box is ornamented with exceptional pierced geometric style decoration.

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

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

One side of the flag bears the contemporary engraved inscription 'To Councillor Neville C. Goldrein, From the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation' and the other features 'Senior Warden 1968-71'.

The spice compartment supports four hallmarked sterling silver bells and surmounts a knopped pedestal foot.

* 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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Date: 1971

This vintage sterling silver spice tower is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The tower has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the foot, in addition to part hallmarks to the flag, bells and cover are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

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

Height 27.6cm/10.9"

Diameter of body 5.2cm/2"

Width from body to tip of flag 7.3cm/2.9"

4.5 troy ounces/139g

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