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Spice Box for Habdalah Service

Decorative Arts and Design

  • Possible Place Made: Berlin, Germany
  • DATES ca. 1820-1830
    DIMENSIONS 8 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (22.2 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 49.228.13
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Herman Mendes
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver filigree tower-form hexagonal spice box (b'somim for Habdalah service). Body pierced with scrolls and surmounted by an arcaded belfry enclosing a small bell beneath a coniform spire with pennant, the incurvate stem engraved with simulated masonry. Condition: Good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Spice Box for Habdalah Service, ca. 1820-1830. Silver, 8 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (22.2 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Herman Mendes, 49.228.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.228.13_bw.jpg)
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