L: 95mm

AUCTION 4 | Tuesday, March 03rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 354
L: 95mm

Vienna, 1829

Est: $10,000 - $12,000
Inaugurated in 1826, Vienna’s famed Stadttempel was the city’s first legal synagogue since 1671. It’s traditional manner of prayer coupled with a reverential sense of decorum became a model for synagogues throughout the Austrian Empire. This fine silver snuff-box was doubtless presented to an honored member of the Congregation upon the establishment of the synagogue. An aquatint with a similar interior view is in the Rubens Collection (no. 95). See also EJ, XVI col.124; and N. Vielmetti, 150 Jahre Stadttempel-Bilder und Dokumente in: Studia Judaica Austriaca vol. VI (1978)