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Rimmonim
Austro-Hungary, Vienna
1872

Silver. Cast, embossed, engraved.

 

Rimmonims manufactured in Vienna are distinguished by their uncommon structures based on symbolical ringing forms. This item's "vase" in the shape of a bell consists of six segments filled with open-worked floral ornaments featuring flowers and acanthus leaves. The high round stand's base is decorated with an engraved ornamental band. The rimmonim is topped by a six-ribbed crown, each rib taking the shape of an acanthus leaf. The crown is topped by a tiny bunch of flowers. The rimmonim has 12 silver bells suspended in two rows on special mountings.