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Torah finials decorated with a leaf pattern
Pressburg, Austria-Hungary
1813
Silversmith: Fredericus Becker senior (active ca. 1800–26)
Silver, repoussé, pierced, and machine-turned
H: 27; Diam: 9 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 4335, 4384
Accession number: B50.02.0704(a-b) ; 147/026

Most of the bells and the emblems of the Austrian Empire that were originally atop the finials are missing.

See similar Torah finials made by the same silversmith.


Exhibitions:
Provenance Research Online: World War II Looted Cultural Treasures, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir



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