A LARGE SILVER TORAH SHIELD BY FRANCISZEK CMOCH. Warsaw c. 1900. Stylized cartouche form. Chased with scrolling designs leaves and arches. With gilded Solomonic pillars surrounding a silver ark which opens to reveal a miniature Torah. Further decorated with applied crown the Decalogue and two lions. Inscribed: Open the gates of righteousness for me that I may enter them and praise the Lord" Psalm 118:19. 12.6" tall.