Pair of fine English silver and silver gilt torah finials or rimonim

Rosenzweig, Taitelbaum & Co (English, active early 20th Century)


These English Rimonim or Torah finials, crafted from silver and silver gilt and showcasing detailed Judaic symbols, are not only symbolic artefacts of the Judaic faith but also examples of quality silver making.


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Wrought from gleaming silver and adorned with tasteful accents of silver gilt, this exquisite pair of antique Judaica, known as Rimonim, serves as Torah finials. They beautifully grace the top ends of the rollers of a Torah scroll. Crafted with precision and care in England in the early twentieth century by the firm of Rosenzweig, Taitelbaum & Co, these decorative pieces stand as a testament to their time, offering an ornately detailed design coupled with a remarkable radiant finish.

Atop spherical domes, Stars of David reside, their gleaming points lending a celestial touch. The rest of the finials are traditionally shaped and embossed with sections of silver that break up the uniformity, inserting visual interest with circular friezes of geometric patterns. To the top and bottom, the finials feature hollow crown shaped chambers. The structure of the pieces serves as a tableau for two rows of silver gilt decorations – small, meticulously crafted lions in the top section, and melodious bells hanging from the bottom sections.

The hollow handles are carefully engraved in Hebrew writing and feature small decorative friezes to the bottom. The pair features hallmarks for the city of their craft, the firm of Rosenzweig, Taitelbaum & Co and the purity of the silver.

The splendour of these pieces goes beyond their physical appearance. They are not merely decorative items but rather symbolic artefacts embodying the rich traditions and spiritual values of the Judaic faith. Thus, their inherent beauty and religious significance make them especially appealing to those who appreciate antique Judaica.

However, as exquisite samples of early twentieth-century English silverwork, they are also likely to attract those who cherish antique silverware. The artistic proficiency and attention to detail evident in these pieces attest to the craftsmanship of the period and region.


Artist / Maker
Rosenzweig, Taitelbaum & Co (English, active early 20th Century)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1920
Early 20th Century
Jewish, Religious
Silver, Silver-gilt
Gold, Silver


37 cm / 14.6 inches
10 cm / 3.9 inches


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