Early 19th century
Silver, brilliants, rubies, turquoise, amethysts, corals, pearls. Cast, embossed, engraved, gilded.
This beautiful small-sized crown has a two-tiered construction topped by an exquisite bunch of flowers, silver petals of which are decorated with brilliants. The crown tiers are conjoined with the lion and stag statuettes, which are traditionally symbolic for the Jewish people. To increase the effect of the ceremonial actions with Torah crown, it has silver bells in its center. The lower tier is decorated with an ovolo ornament, two open-worked bands of an egg-like ornament and two gilded rows of pearls. The bunch significance is intensified by a bright, red coral to symbolize the Tree of Life. On the reverse is an inscription in Hebrew; "From Alexander Zyskind Rabinerson".