Description: rectangular, pierced and embossed in high relief with baskets of flowers among shells and scrolls around central Hebrew engraved cartouches, later mounted in wood as a cigarette box,
17.8cm., 7in. high,
together with an Austrian silver spice tower,
possibly Johann Georg Andorfer, Vienna, 1807, twin-handled flower vase form, detachable in two places, filigree body with removable liner, cast foliate terminal, on a wirework base
Dimensions: 24.6cm., 9 3/4 in. high
Condition Report: The prayer book in good condition, the later conversion in not irreversible or intrusive. Marks fairly clear to rim of one side. Later French control marks. Good overall. The spice tower clearly marked to each piece. Nice heavy gauge. Bad repair mid-stem of base, also around some junctions to foot. Otherwise pretty good condition.
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