122. A RARE ASSEMBLED CIRCUMCISION SET
A RARE ASSEMBLED CIRCUMCISION SET. Italy, 17th – 19th century. Includes a very early agate handled knife with a silver ferrule, a rectangular amulet engraved with scrolled cartouche, another amulet in book form, a pear shaped flask, an early powder box (marked with the marks of Giuseppe Fontana, Turin) a shield with a shaped top, a shield engraved with a bud, a small bowl, a pair of silver mounted steel scissors, two glass flasks, two rings which are inscribed in Hebrew, a prayer book for the Bris ceremony dated 1818 and a seal. All housed in a wood inlaid box. 9.7″ wide. The prayer book contains a silver pencil with the monogram of Rafael Lattes whose name is inscribed inside. The seal carries the initials of his son, Benjamin Lattes. Sold Sotheby’s, NY December 2007, lot 54.
Estimate $25,000 – 28,000