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Box in the Form of an Ethrog

Decorative Arts and Design

DATES ca. 1900 after 17th–century model
DIMENSIONS 4 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (11.7 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS "VS" inside rim.
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by the Jerome Levy Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver lidded box in the shape of ethrog (a kind of citrus fruit) with stem, embossed with rough rind-like surface, rests on oval foot embossed with scroll decoration, on center within scroll frame Hebrew inscription that reads: "A presentation from the Burial Society with good wishes to the President, the Honorable Simeon, son of Klunimus, on his seventieth birthday the first day of Pentecost, 5670 (1909-1910) by the abbreviated era," used during the harvest festival of Sukkoh. [See catalogue sheet in Decorative Arts departmental filesvfor Hebrew translation.] Condition: Good.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Box in the Form of an Ethrog, ca. 1900 after 17th–century model. Silver, 4 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (11.7 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the Jerome Levy Foundation, 55.224. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 55.224_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 55.224_PS9.jpg., 2017
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