89. A Rare and Important Silver Torah Shield

a rare and important silver torah shield. Holy land: jerusalem or safed, 1861. Tablet form. Engraved with the decalogue, floral and organic engravings and a dedication in hebrew: “this was donated by the society of welcoming guests in the year 1861”. In safed, in 1856, the jewish population was 2,100 and jerusalem, in 1844, had a count of 7,100. 6.2” tall. Estimate $5,000 – 7,000