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Torah finials decorated with a leaf pattern
Pressburg, Austria-Hungary
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.

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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