A Yossi Swed Partial Gilt Silver Tzedakah Mechanical OwlClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Yossi Swed Partial Gilt Silver Tzedakah Mechanical Owl, 20th century
Marks: (S over D monogram), (D butterfly S), ISRAEL, 13/26
6-1/2 h x 4-1/2 w x 4 d inches (16.5 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm)
42.75 troy ounces
This charity box in the form of an owl opens and unfolds to reveal a pair of Shabbat candle holders behind silver filigree doors. Niches on either end of the box display figures of a supplicant wearing a turban and a wedding couple. A silver clad lock with keys secures the latch. A dedication in Hebrew script is engraved on the underside of the piece, as well as the limited edition of 13/26.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
In apparently good condition with wear commensurate with age and use.
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