Img. ID: 7415
The arched silver Torah shield consists of a plate and movable indicating plaques.
A protruding Torah Ark in a shape of a rectangular, topped by a semi-circular arch is situated in the centre. It consists of two opening doors decorated with openworked foliate scrolls, and a Torah Scroll inside. The Torah Ark is framed by scrolls and flowers and is surmounted by two rampant gardent lions with human faces. Below the Ark is a rectangular protruding frame with a cell for calendar plaques. On the back side of the shield is a box with an opening door for inserting the plaques. The frame is mounted over an oval medallion resting on a compressed raund base ending with a foliate shell. Two barrel-shaped columns decorated with a fluting spiral band flank the central axis. Capitals are surmounted by roosters facing the Torah Ark. A rich foliate scroll design is spreading all over the lower part of the shield, framing the indicating plaque and emerging towards the borders, which are composed of a foliate scrolls enclosing the shield, topped by a conch. Two loops are situated on both sides of the upper part of the shield. Two rings bearing a chain are inserted through the loops.
Five bells are attached to the lower margin of the shield.
| DM 2073
This is Russian authority hallmark for Warsaw Assay Office in 1851-1896.
##C.f. Lepszy, p.291, no.307##Lileyko, p.88, p.100, no.89.##2. The hallmark depicts cyrillic(?) initials "O.C." (O.S.) with the date 1877 below. It is framed by a rectangular with cut angles. An unknown assay. This is Russian assay
hallmark for Warsaw in 1871-1896.##C.f. Lileyko, p.100, no.89.##3. The hallmark depicts cyfer "84" in a rectangular frame with cut angles. This is Russian quality hallmark used in Warsaw in 1851-1915.##C.f. Lileyko, p.100, no.84-91.
##4. The hallmark depicts a double-headed eagle in a round frame. An unidentified hallmark.##5. The hallmark depicts the name "F.ROEVER" in a rectangular frame. This is the hallmark of Fryderyk Roever, silversmith, active in Warsaw
in the second half of the 19th century.##C.f.Lileyko, p.91. no.16.##6. The hallmark depicts initials "F.R." in a rectangular frame. Probably initials of F.Roever.
##7. The hallmark depicts a mermaid facing left with a sword in her hand. The frame is oval. This is a workshop hallmark of F.Roever.##C.f.Lileyko, p.91, no.16.
##8. An unclear unidentified hallmark.