The Shlomo Tepper Judaica Collection

A Very Fine and Rare Silver and Silver Filigree Etrog Container, by Yehia Yemini, Bezalel, c. 1920

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Start price: $2,000

Estimated price: $4,000 - $6,000

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Etched with symbols of the 12 Tribes of Israel, 6 tribes on the lid and 6 tribes on the base. Set with garnet almandine cabochons and decorated with fine silver filigree.
The central band bears etched inscription: “And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook”. The interior lined with red velvet. The lid signed in etching “Bezalel Yerushalem”.

Length: 17 cm, height: 15.5 cm

Condition: Good

Provenance: Shlomo Tepper Collection