Mid-20th Century Silver and Copper Gragger/Jewish Noisemaker by Moshe Smilovici
Silver and copper noisemaker, Moshe Smilovici, Tel-Aviv, circa 1945.
Hammered copper handle and frame, engraved in Hebrew: cursed Haman, cursed Zeresh, blessed Mordechai, blessed Esther. A silver plaque depicts seated Mordechai led by Haman and the horse is soldered to the garagger frame, and decorated with semi-precious stones.
Moshe Smilovici, 1912-1962, a Tel Aviv silver and goldsmith, who worked in silver, sometimes enhanced with niello or gems.