Lot 483: Amulet Case. Italy. Mid-19th Century
June 12, 2013
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Amulet case. 18 karat gold, apparently not hallmarked. Classic, Italian style 'cartouche form'. Hand made. 4 oval medallions with priestly motifs: hands raised in blessing, washing cup, and the kitoret firepan. One of the emblems in repousse on a small, original door that opens with a tiny hinge. Inside is a small antiquated piece of paper or parchment. Not checked.
Length: 8.5 cm. Width: 6.5 cm. Depth: 1.5 cm.
Refer to a similar item in the Sotheby catalogue of April, 2013 - lot 205