An etrog (esrog, ethrog) is a container for the important citron, or lemon fruit, significant in the observance of the worship of Judaism. This is stated to be a rare, 800 silver etrog container, originating in European Germany, late 19th - early 20th century, Judaica. Realistically chased and embossed in the form of an etrog fruit with, I understand, the words in Hebrew, 'VeLakahtem Lahem Pri Ez Hadar' ('and thou shalt take for yourselves the beautiful fruit of the tree'). Set on four ball shaped supports with a gilded interior. It is in very good condition for age and closes firmly. Marked 800 – see image. Length 7 ins (17.75cm), Circumference 12.5 ins (31.75cm). Weight 372 grams. This item can be seen in the book, "Antique Boxes - Inside and Out", on page 339.
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