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(VII) Img. ID: 25918 Spice container , , Warsaw (Warszawa), 1871 (hallmark) edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Spice container | Unknown
3a Object Spice container
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Sztern, M. (silversmith) (Unknown)
5 Date 1871 (hallmark)
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Russian Empire
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Mazowieckie Voivodeship | Warsaw (Warszawa)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Czech Republic | Jewish Museum in Prague (ŽMP)
| 10 (SZM 12.745)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Lion
Flag |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 4.1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The tower shaped spice container consists of a receptacle, an apex and a shaft. The two tiered receptacle has a square undualting bottom part surmounted by a smaller hollow square with a bell in the center. T

he bottom part of the receptacle has a smooth concave center with a rectangular door in the center of one side. The wider rims bear a foliate design. Bells hang from the lower corners and they are connected to each other by chains. The top corners bear crouching lions facing out.

The upper tier has eagles with spread wings at the top of each corner. A conical spire emerges from the center of the top tier and it is surmounted by a globe upon which the apex is situated. The apex is shaped like a wavy flag. The receptacle is supported by a undulating shaft with a thick ring in the center bearing a foliate design. The square base has a round raised base in its center that rises towards the shaft.

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
0164 | 065
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.14486
:HS : There are four hallmarks on the object: 1. The hallmark depicts the cypher 1b71 surmounted by the letters OC in a square frame next to the cypher 84 and a bird with spread wings. This was a polish assay mark from warsaw used between 1871-1896. Lileyko, p.100 #89. 2. The hallmark depicts a female profile facing left with a head kerchief, flanked by the cypher 2 on the left and the letter W on the right, next to the cypher 2 in an oval frame. This was a Polish assay mark for large items used from 1921. cf Lileyko, p.101 #94. 3. Thge head of an owl in a shield like frame, This was a pawnbroker mark for items of a fineness of .750. cf Lileyko, p.101 #98. 4.The name M. Sztern in an oval frame. This is the mark of M. Sztern who was active in Warsaw between 1870-1880. cf. Lileyko, p. 95 #45. 5. The shape of an unclear animal in a round frame. Probably the mark of M. Sztern the artist mentioned in #4. cf. LIleyko, p.95 #45.
:NNO : 734-12 731-21-24
:MH : 266mm (overall) 85mm (stand)
:MD : 50mm (overall) 64mm (base)
:MAT : Silver,Brass Structure:filigree Decoration:filigree Bonding:soldered
:RG : M.T. 4.94

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a