Messrs. B. H. Joseph & Co., 20, Frederick Street, Birmingham, says the 'Jewish Chronicle', have just turned out of their factory a very handsome set of mounts for ornamenting the Scrolls of the Law used in Jewish Synagogues. The class of work is unique, and is somewhat of a departure from those in use in most congregations. They consist of two bell-mounts, a breast-plate and a pointer. The bell-mounts are made in silver, and formed in the shape of three canopies, one surmounting the other, with bells hung at intervals on the outer edges. The style is repousse, and the handsome chasing, enriched as it is with gilding in different colours, with a white background, gives a very beautiful effect. The breast-plate consists of a square silver plate with the upper corners rounded, and is chased and gilt to match the bell ornaments. On this plate are fixed the two tablets of the law surmounted with the name of the Deity engraved in Hebrew characters. The pointer, also of silver, is of the usual form, but is surmounted with a crown, and around the centre is a ring and shield on which is engraved the monogram of the donor. The work on this is en suite with the other ornaments. These have been made by Messrs. B. H. Joseph & Co. for a client of theirs in South Africa, who will present them to the, congregation of which he is a member. The work is such as to reflect great credit on the firm that has produced it.
Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st January 1890