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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.306.72.1-2
People
Maker's mark IT in rectangle, possibly for James Trender, British, English
Title
Pair of Rimmonim (Torah Finials)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
rimmonim
Date
1806-1807
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/20947
Location
Level 2, Room 2340, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Silver Cabinet: Art and Ritual, 1600–1850
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver, parcel-gilt
Dimensions
21.9 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm (8 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)
383 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: on bases, 2 sets of branches and calices of leaves and each bell, struck: Lion passant, leopard's head, duty mark, date letter and maker's mark; lion passant, duty mark and date letter on branches; lion passant on calices of leaves and each bell
Provenance
Mrs A. Summers, London, sold [through Sotheby's London, 1971, lot 54]. David Berg, New York, bequest; to the Fogg Museum, 1999.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of David Berg
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.306.72.1-2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
On cylindrical stems applied with gilt borders roulette-decorated with trailing flowers, rising to flat knops applied with radiating calices and pineapples issuing from leaves, each with two six-branch canopies hung with bells and surmounted by pineapple finials
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), pp. 175-176, cat. no. 170, repr. p. 170, details repr. p. 170.

Exhibition History

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 09/24/2019; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/25/2019 - 12/31/2024

Subjects and Contexts

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