Auction Of Rare Antique And Artisan Judaica

A PAIR OF LARGE SILVER TORAH FINIALS. Germany/Glasgow...

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A PAIR OF LARGE SILVER TORAH FINIALS. Germany/Glasgow 1892. Baluster shape fitted with two tiers of bells and a crown. Topped with an eagle. Engraved in Hebrew and English on alternating panels: "Presented by J. Morris to South Side Synagogue Glasgow March 1893". The first known Jew to settle in Glasgow was in 1812. In 1831 there were 47 Jewish people. In 1850 there were 200 and in 1897 there were 4000 following the Russian pogroms. 15" tall.