"Torah Leaders" - a large lithograph print leaf. Group photograph of 22 figures of renowned rabbis from Hungary, Germany and Poland. Leaf enclosed with the names of the rabbis in the photograph. Berlin, [between 1868-1870]. C. Fisher printing.
Portraits of : the "Ktav Sofer", Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher, Rabbi Yisrael Lifshitz, Rabbi Shlomo Eiger, Rabbi Dubrish Meizlish, Maharatz Chayut etc. The year of printing is not noted - it was printed after Sivan 1868 and before Kislev 1871, since the date of the death of Rabbi Elazar Horwitz Av Beit Din of Vienna on the 21st of Sivan 1868 is mentioned. Rabbi Ya'akov Ettlinger, author of "Aruch LaNer" is mentioned as still living and he died on the 25th of Kislev 1871.
41x55 cm + 10x55 cm. Good condition, in antique and decorated wooden frame 75x90 cm, damaged frame. (Not examined out of frame).
Illustrated and hand-painted mizrach. Jerusalem, [end of 19th century or beginning of 20th century].
Water colors and ink on paper.
At top, the "Western Wall" and "Mizrach". At center, a large illustration of the Western Wall with cypress trees, designed like the engravings that appeared in the Jerusalem printings at the end of the 19th century. At the sides, inscription with the initials of Mizrach, at the four corners are illustrations of the Holy Sites in round frames: Me'arat HaMachpelah, Kings from the House of David, [grave of] Rachel the Matriarch and [the grave of] Shmuel the Prophet. At the bottom, "Jerusalem" and "If I forget you Jerusalem my right hand shall be forgotten".
Leaf 41x26 cm. in 46.5x36 cm. Good condition. Stains. Not examined out of frame.
Panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, by the Dutch artist Cornelis de Bruyn, who traveled to Eretz Israel at the end of the 17th century. Delft, Netherlands, 1698.
Engraving on three sheets, hand-painted.
Originally printed in de Bruyn's book: Reizen... door Klein Asia...van Aegypten, Syrien en Palestina. Delft, Henrik van Krooneveld, 1698.
27.8x124 cm, good condition, few stains and creases. Simple wooden frame, damaged and dismantled.
Portrait of Rabbi Ya'akov Sasportas. Not Signed. Amsterdam.
Oil painting on wood; wooden frame.
Fine portrait of Rabbi Ya'akov Sasportas (1610-1698), a Torah giant of his times, one of the first and leading fighters against Shabtai Zvi's followers. Served in the Morocco rabbinate, Amsterdam, London and Hamburg. Glued on reverse side of frame are notes, written by former owners that the picture was bought in Amsterdam in 1920 and a reference to the issue of the Jewish-Dutch monthly journal from 1928 that apparently displayed the picture of Rabbi Ya'akov Sasportas.
Drawing 23x20 cm, fair-good condition, faded. Original frame 30x27.5 cm. Fair condition.
Lithograph printed leaf, picture of Rabbi Moshe HaCohen Dwek (of Aleppo) Chief Rabbi of Calcutta (India). English inscription and picture of his signature. Parchment attached with inscription: "At age 55 he had his portrait made from 1840 and he died at age 67 in 1861". [The printing was done in 1849 according to a portrait painted in 1840, died in 1861].
C. 16X22 cm. Good condition, foxing, placed in nice wooden frame 34.5X40.5 cm. (Not examined out of frame).
Four Torah scholars. Oil paint, unstamped and not dated, [20th century].
Oil paints on masonite; wooden frame.
Four Torah scholars studying Torah.
34.5x24.5 cm. Good condition, slight damage to margins. Frame 43.5x33.5 cm, lightly cracked and damaged.
Ha Lachma Anya, colorful illustration on glass [copied from illustrated manuscript from the Middle Ages). Beginning of 20th century.
20x14 cm. Good-fair condition, minor damage and color erasing. In frame 26x20 cm. (damaged).
MiShenichnas Adar Marbim B'Simcha. Katz Trebiֵ¡ov Publishers, Wiko Lithographic Printing, Koֵ¡ice, [1930s].
Printed on paper.
The custom in Slovakia, Hungary and other countries, was to hang such pictures on the wall of the Beit Knesset from the beginning of Adar.
48.5x33 cm. Fair condition. Tears, primarily along folding lines, some missing. Unprofessional tape repairs.
Certificate in honor of the 50th anniversary of Shmuel Zevil Brezinsky and his wife Basha [Batya] Bayla. Jerusalem, Tammuz 1930.
Gilded, silver and colored ink, pastel colors on paper.
Elaborate certificate of blessing on behalf of the charity and chessed undertakings of Rebbetzin Brezinsky, in honor of the couple's gold anniversary. At top of certificate: "Loving-kindness - a house of chessed for Talmud Torah schools and yeshivot by Basha Bayla Brezinsky and her daughter Toibe Faiga of Chicago, here in the Holy City of Jerusalem". Impressive hand-illustrated and hand-painted decorations: a large imposing eagle, flowers, Stars of David and geometric patterns.
Leaf 45x30.5 cm. Good condition. Minor tears and creases to margins.
Zum Andenken an Die Barmizwah (memento from Bar Mitzvah). Two original illustrations. [Germany?].
Ink on paper. Signed by artist: D. Rund.
In center, Bar Mitzvah boy reading the Torah, with candles to his right and left and above him the verse Yevarechecha HaShem VeYishmerecha, two tablets of the Ten Commandments, Star of David symbols, doves with olive branch and more.
 leaves, glued on cardboard plates. 24X30 cm. Good condition, stains and penciled notations.
Megillat Esther. [Basel], 1806.
Printed and rolled like a scroll, with illustrations and decorated frames.
23 cm. Good condition, stains. Several tears (torn-off on last column), professionally restored. With box.
Ketuba on the marriage of the groom Pinchas ben Yitzchak Zafran with the bride "Mazal Tov" bat R' Chaim Alchadif. Jerusalem, 1858.
Ink and paint on paper (Oriental writing). Leaf and floral ornamented frame. On upper part, a vase of flowers and cypress and palm trees, crowned by a large flower. [Characteristic design. The online ketuba collection of the National Library has several ketubot from that time in Jerusalem, with the same style of illustrations].
Signed as witnesses: Rabbi Avraham Bechar Yitchak, Rabbi Yosef Ye'oshua Kario [1807-1883, Head of the Beit Din of the Sefardi community of Jerusalem, author of "Bnei Yosef"]. The groom's signature is in the middle, between the witnesses' signatures.
32x46 cm in new frame. Fair condition, stains and creases (not examined out of frame).
Ketuba printed on parchment from Jerusalem. Filled in by hand for the marriage of the "nice groom" Yosef ben Moshe Chadida with the bride "from the house that performs loving-kindness" Esther bat Yehuda ben Maman, Tֳ©touan (Morocco), 1913.
Ketuba printed with colored ink, Oriental handwriting, on parchment (usually, such ketubot were printed only on paper). Ornamentation (printed) of the Holy Sites (the Western Wall, the grave of Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess, Ma'arat HaMachpelah, Safed, the Churva of Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid, Rachel's Tomb, Yad Avshalom, the Tower of David, the graves of the kings of the House of David), lions, Torah crown, etc.
59 cm. Good condition, stains and wear, small tear to margin. Part of the witnesses' signatures are erased.
Ketuba for marriage of the young man Reuven ben Shmuel Avraham Elgranati with the bride Ms. Caliofi bat Shlomo Salmoni. Ancona (Italy), 8th of Sivan 1852.
Scribal writing on processed parchment, with frame illustrated in colored ink, floral and leaf ornamentation. The ketuba is signed by the witness "Moshe Azulai" (apparently, Rabbi Moshe Azulai, the Chida's grandson, author of "Lechem Min HaShamayim" and other books, who lived in Ancona at that time. The date of his death is not known and it seems that he died that year - see enclosed material).
46 cm. Good condition, folding marks.
Ketuba on the marriage of the "wonderful young man" Chizkiyahu ben Shlomo HaLevi, with the "dear and important" Leora bat Azarya ben Ya'akov. Ancona (Italy), 23rd of MarCheshvan 1886.
Scribal writing on thin processed parchment. Decorated in colored frame with leaf and floral ornamentation. The rabbis who signed as witnesses are: "Chizkiyahu of Pergola, witness", "Shlomo Moshe of Adumim, witness" (Rabbi Shlomo of Adumim, a rabbi in Ancona).
51 cm. Good-fair condition, folding marks and stains.
Kol Sasson V'Kol Simcha - illustrated ketuba on the marriage of the groom "Baba Gan" with the bride "Zalicha". Karmashan (Iran), 13th of Sivan 1857/1859?.
Ink on paper, colored gouache. Square and rectangle frames, some have floral ornamentation, branches of leaves and fruit, in style characteristic of ketubot from the Iranian region.
40 cm. In frame 56x46 cm. Fair-poor condition, upper part of ketuba has restored tear, stains, folding marks and tears. Not examined outside of frame.
Ketuba written on the marriage of the groom "Aharon ben R' Shlomo Kafon", with the bride "Esther bat R' Shlomo ben Avraham Kafon". Salonika (Greece), 1872.
Ink on paper, floral decorations and gates in purple ink. Divided into two columns, on right, ketuba and on left, tena'im and dowry. Oriental witnesses' signatures.
44 cm. In frame 58x47 cm. Fair condition, stains and moisture marks. Not examined out of frame.
Illustrated ketuba on the marriage of the groom "Sasson ben Mordechai" with the bride "Sissy bat Mordechai". "Jazira on the banks of the Chidekel" (apparently, Al-Jazira, Syria), 1925.
Ink on paper and paint.
Gate frame adorned with geometric shapes in various colors. The edges of the ketuba are decorated with fowl and other shapes.
45 cm. In frame 56x46 cm. Fair-poor condition, tears and folding marks, stains and ink smears. Not examined out of frame.
Wimpel (linen Torah binder) for Torah Scroll, from circumcision of Eliezer Lipman son of Rabbi Shmuel. Germany, .
Linen fabric, embroidered with colorful threads.
Combination of four pieces of fabric finely embroidered together. Embroidered inscription in green, white, yellow and blue threads: "Eliezer Lipman son of Rabbi Shmuel Shalit born on 12 Adar, 1671, may his parents merit to raise him to Torah, Chupa and Maג€™asim Tovim". At end of inscription embroidered Star of David with inscription "Mazal Dagim" [Pisces] and illustration of three fish. The quotation marks in the abovementioned inscription are substituted with an embroidered ornament in the shape of a crown; above detail of year, embroidery of two small birds; additional bird embroidered over quotations marks of acronym "Rabbi".
The custom of the Wimpel was especially prevalent in South Germany, and also in a number of congregations in North Germany and a few congregations in Italy. For additional detailed information regarding this custom see book Shorshei Minhag Ashkenaz, section II (Bnei Brak 2000).
283x16 cm. In generally good condition. Several tears and stains. Color of embroidery threads slightly faded.
Wimpel [linen Torah binder] for Torah Scroll, .
Four pieces of linen cloth finely embroidered together. Inscription and ornaments colorfully embroidered as well: "Yissaschar son of Rabbi Avraham born on Tuesday, 24th of Elul 1819, may he be raised to Torah, Chupa and Maג€™asim Tovim, Amen Sela". 290x16.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Slight damage to embroidery.
Wimpel [linen Torah binder] for Torah Scroll. France, 1949.
Hand illustrated and painted letters, with fine ornaments: "Michael son of Yitzchak HaLevi born on Shabbat, 5th of Tammuz 1949, may he be raised to Torah, Chupa and Maג€™asim Tovim, Amen Sela". Flags of State of Israel and France appear above words "son of Yitzchak". At edge of Wimpel, after the word "Sela", illustrated ornament with name of newborn in French: "Gerard Michel Levyג€¦ 1949". 350x16.5 cm. Good condition.
Two Wimpels [linen Torah binders] for Torah Scroll. Germany, , .
Hand illustrated and painted letters, with ornaments, upon fabric:
1. "Yitzchak son of Rabbi Meir HaCohen (of Hittersdorf) born on Tuesday, first day of Shavuot 1859, may he be raised to Torah, Chupa and Maג€™asim Tovim, Amen Sela". 320x19.5 cm.
2. "Yona son of Rabbi Shabtai, known as Paritzki, born on Wednesday, 8th of Marcheshvan 1894, G-d watch over him and may he be raised to Torah, Chupa and Maג€™asim Tovim, to wealth, honor and longevity, Amen Sela". 310x20 cm.
Fair-good condition. Stains and creases.
1. Wimpel [linen Torah binder] with embroidered inscription and ornaments: "Yosef son of Rabbi Natan Hilb, known as Feitel, born on Thursday 27th of Nisan 1887, may he be raised to Torah, Chupa and Maג€™asim Tovim, Amen Sela". 275x20 cm.
2. Wimpel [linen Torah binder] with hand illustrated and painted inscription and ornaments. Apparently, amateur workmanship, with several spelling mistakes: "Pinchas son of Rabbi Avraham, born on Shabbat, 22nd [of Shvat] 1895, may he be raised to Torah, Chupa and Maג€™asim Tovim, Amen Sela". 355x22 cm. Blue frame, partially unraveled.
Five Wimpels [linen Torah binders], embroidered or painted on fabric:
* Remnants of Wimpel from 1782. Sewn onto new cloth, with minor inaccuracies: "ג€¦ dear Rabbi Kaliv Katz S--- Motג€¦ Feish Shai born on Tuesdayג€¦ Tevet 1782ג€¦". *Wimpel with Unclear text and ornaments, embroidered along length of Wimpel (and not along width, as customary). * Yuzel (Yozef Kaufman) son of Shmuel of Leutershausen, born on Wednesday 21st of Iyar (Taurus) 1885ג€¦". * "Tzvi son of Rabbi Avraham Kaufman born on Monday 28th of Sivan 1893ג€¦". * Menachem son of Rabbi Zadok born on Adar 1914ג€¦". Various sizes and conditions.
Atara [silver adornment] for prayer shawl. Fabric; gold and silver thread embroidery.
Fine high quality embroidery: "LeHitatef Beג€™Tzizit", in widely spaced letters; between each letter, embroidered ornaments of flower patterns. Large Stars of David embroidered on both edges of Atara. Reverse side is of pale silk material. 73x8 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, minor tears and unraveled ornaments.
Seven Atarot [silver adornments] for prayer shawls.
Various techniques: silver and gold thread embroidery upon fabric, silver beads, and more. Variety of designs: Stars of David, palms (Chamsot) and geometrical patterns. Various sizes and conditions.
Torah Scroll mantle. .
Gold thread embroidery upon fabric; red velvet; gem-like ornaments.
On top, embossed red velvet Torah crown covered with silver thread embroidery, set with gem-like ornaments. Beneath crown, embroidered inscription: "Kodesh LaHaShem, donation of Ms. Pesel Panta, 1876". 70x44 cm. Good condition. Tears on upper section and on borders.
Torah Scroll mantle. [Europe, 19th century].
Blue velvet cloth, with embossed ornaments embroidered with gold threads: leaf frame surrounding two pages in which two lions are holding the Two Tablets. Embroidered crown on purple velvet with colorful threads. Stalk from gilded metal.
Height: approx. 65 cm. Fair-poor condition. Coarse tears, mainly surrounding ornaments.
Torah Scroll mantle in memory of Avraham Tzvi Gottlieb. .
Silver thread embroidery upon fabric, embossed letters.
On top, Torah crown, beneath it embroidered inscription: "Donation of philanthropist Rabbi Yitzchak Gottlieb in memory of the soul of his father, Rabbi Avraham Tzvi 1908, and his spouse Beila, 14 of Elul 1912". 90x50 cm. Good condition. Stains, old stitched tears.
Torah Scroll mantle. Amateur craftsmanship.
Strips of gold and silver thread sewn onto red fabric; embroidery.
Large Star of David ornament. At center, pair of hands performing Birkat Cohanim and small crown, embroidered with yellow thread. All ornaments sewn and embroidered upon red fabric with flower ornaments in shades of blue. On top, two loops for hanging. 52x30 cm. Fair-good condition. Damage to strips of gold and silver thread.
Embroidered tablecloth for Shabbat and festivals. Germany.
Cloth; high quality embroidery using colorful threads.
Square tablecloth. At top, embroidery of large vulture, beneath it the words "Ken Yagen" as well as "Beג€™ezrat HaShem Yitbarach" and "Zeh Keli Veג€™anvehu"; two lions grasping the tablets of the Ten Commandments with inscription "Moג€™adei Kodesh" and in center of tablecloth - "Yevarechecha HaShem Meג€™Zion, Tivneh VeTechonen Yerushalayim Ir HaKodesh", with ornaments of Star of David and image of European village with a water well. The composition of all the abovementioned ornaments, embroidered in the center of the tablecloth resemble the Torah Ark. On sides of tablecloth, order of Kiddush for Shabbat and Yom Tov, with unique ornaments: Inscription "Tiku BaChodesh Shofar BaKeseh LeYom Chagenu" with embroidery in shape of Shofar along with inscription: "Eleh Moג€™adei HaShem Mikraג€™ei Kodesh" with embroidery in shape of cake and knife. Gilded ornaments sewn onto borders of tablecloth. 52x55 cm. Stains and few tears and damage to velvet cloth.
Large pillowcase for Pesach Seder. Germany.
Fabric embroidered in various colors.
At center, illustration of family around the Seder table with wine goblets and open Haggadot. Father of family is dressed in white and leaning on pillow. Borders of pillowcase embroidered with inscription "LeShana Haג€™Baג€™ah Bג€™Yerushalayim", and "In honor of Rabbi Paltiel son of Meir".
76x79 cm. Good condition. Stains.
Embroidered fabric. Germany.
Hand-embroidered work on light colored fabric.
Frame and decorations of floral and leaf motifs. At center, embroidered Yiddish inscription "Mir Yidden vellen tantzen von Yerushalayim vet intz geherin in gantzen" [We the Jews will dance when Jerusalem will be all ours]. Under the inscription, two figures of crouching wolves, perhaps hinting to the story of Rabbi Akiva who saw wolves exiting from Jerusalem's ruins. Apparently used as Succah decoration.
67.5x59.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and wear.
Square tablecloth for Pesach Seder. Germany.
Fabric embroidered in various colors.
High quality embroidery. In center of tablecloth inscription within decorated frame: "Pesach Matza Uג€™Maror" with a wine bottle, goblet and Seder plate. On four corners, embroidered illustrations of the Four Sons from the Haggadah in unsophisticated style: The "Rasha" is dressed as a Roman worrier and "Sheג€™eino Yodeג€™a Lishol" is illustrated on a background of a European village. 94x100 cm. Good condition. Stains.
Collection of objects made of fabric, formerly owned by the family of Rabbi Yitzchak HaCohen Adler (1895-1979), a descendant of Rabbi Nathan Adler - the Chatam Sofer's teacher. [England, end of 19th century]. * Illustrated wimpel for Torah scroll with the inscription: "Yitzchak ben Mordechai Adlerג€¦ Sivan 1895ג€¦ he should grow in Torahג€¦". * Red fabric matzah cover, with embroidered trimming (red and white): "You shall eat matzot for seven days". * Rectangular red fabric tablecloth for Seder night table, embroidered with the four figures of the four sons (Amsterdam Haggada style), and the order of the Seder (Kadesh U'rchatzג€¦). * Pillowcase for Seder night. At center, embroidered eagle (Adler family emblem) surrounded by the verse: "And I shall lift you on eagle's wings and bring you to Me". * Silk talit (prayer shawl) embroidered with golden and silver threads. Apparently, this talit belonged to Rabbi Zalman Trier Av Beit Din of Frankfurt am Main and was used by Rabbi Yitzchak Adler [see enclosed material].
Various sizes and conditions.
Three Matza covers, fine embroidery. Germany, early 20th century.
1. Round cover. High quality and impressive colorful embroidery with letters "A.M." (apparently, initials of owner of cover), year: "Et Ketz"  and "Korban Pesach". Three protruding tabs: "Cohen", "Levi", "Yisrael".
2. Round cover. High quality colorful embroidery. Purple flowers and yellow text and Star of David.
3. Square cover. Colorful embroidery upon reddish-brown velvet. dated: 1902.
Various sizes and conditions
Amulet. Black ink upon thick paper, in Yemenite writing. Yemen, 19th century or early 20th century. Jewish Arabic.
Lengthy text, incantations and Holy Names, with illustrations and many Stars of David including name combinations.
Length: approx. 2 meters (composed of 3 pieces of paper). Folding and rolling marks (folded for the purpose of carrying on body).
Amulet for protection.
Black ink upon paper; Oriental writing with decorations in colorful ink. For protection "of woman in confinement". Includes incantations, Holy Names, Kabbalistic illustrations and charts, symbol of Star of David and "Chamsa".
Length: 126 cm. Good-fair condition, coarse tears at beginning and end of amulet, folding and rolling marks (folded for the purpose of carrying on body).
Three amulets. Ink on parchment in square letters. Rabbi Shmuel Vital's version. [Oriental countries], 19th century.
Enclosed is an expert's opinion on amulets.
Various sizes. Good condition, stains and wear.
Five amulets for protection and success. With names of angels, oaths, kabbalistic illustrations, menorahs, Stars of David and "chamsa".
Four amulets are in a long narrow format (for rolling and hanging in pouch around neck) and one is square.
Each in separate frame. Apparently, all written on parchment (not examined out of frame). Various sizes. Good to fair condition. Rolling and folding marks, stains and tears.
"The angel who redeems me from all bad, shall bless the youths" - a lithographic printed leaf in golden ink. Oriental countries, end of 19th century.
Ornamented frame, a pair of lions holding Tablets of Law and a Torah crown, five-pointed stars and moon symbols. Perhaps it was used as a flag for Simchat Torah.
21x21 cm. Good condition, stains and wear. Restored tear to top of leaf.
Amulet in the shape of a locket with a hand (chamsa) at center. [Central Europe, end of 19th century or beginning of 20th century].
In the center, embossed shape of a hand (chamsa), G-d's name and the inscription "Jerusalem" and "Ben Porat Yosef". The edges are decorated with floral patterns. Diameter: 6 cm. Good condition.
Sephirot - long leaf with detailed kabbalistic illustrations of the tree of sephirot and the progression of the worlds.
Oriental handwriting, black ink on parchment.
81X5 Cm. 90X13 Cm frame (disassembled). Good condition, folding marks. Pasted on wood.
Three large handwritten amulet leaves, particularly large.
Ink on paper, several colors. Holy Names and incantations, Kabbalistic illustrations. Long Judeo-Arabic inscriptions.
67x41 cm; 62x47 cm; 44x28 cm. Good condition, stains and wear, folding marks
Chanukah lamp. Eastern Europe, late 18th century or early 19th century.
Silver (not stamped), hammered and carved. High quality amateur work. At center of rear panel, large embossed ornament in shape of Star of David; at center, a Menorah surrounded on both sides by pillars of Yachin and Boג€™az, decorated with clusters of grapes. Flowerpot positioned at top of each pillar. On sides of pillars, ornaments of two different bird designs. Hammered plaque with inscription "Miracle of Chanukah" attached to top of rear panel. Base of Chanukah lamp hollow with eight carved circles to which eight oil vessels which were attached as one unit were inserted through an opening at the back of the Chanukah lamp extending outward (the opening is closed with a hinged door and a cross-shaped closure). On front of Chanukah lamp, at the two sides of the base, two large birds are attached with screws. The Chanukah lamp is positioned on four legs which extend outward to the sides.
Six apertures on rear panel and one on each of the side panels; larger aperture at center of base (possibly where Shamash belongs). Hollow element welded to outer side of one of the panels, which may have served for attachment of Shamash; on second panel the element is missing.
Height: 27 cm, width: 30 cm, depth: 6.5 cm. Good condition. Slightly bent. Leg missing from one of large birds.
Chanukah lamp. Warsaw - Poland, 19th century? Fr Hirsh Warszawa.
Barred panel, with lion ornaments and Torah crown at tip. Contains folding lid for oil font. On both sides protruding candlesticks (occasionally used for Shabbat candles, see: Narcissus, Chanukah Menorah, page 39).
Height: 27 cm. Width: 25 cm.
Chanukah lamp. Polish style, end of 19th century or beginning of 20th century.
Latticed back panel, side-panels in the shape of lions, with a pair of candlesticks.
Height: 21.5 cm, width: 19.5 cm, depth: 12 cm. Good condition.
Chanukah lamp. Warsaw - Poland, 1889. O.C. [Josef Sosnkowski=]; Fabecki.
Silver (stamped with several stamps), embossed and engraved.
Panel ornamented with two gazelles grasping a Torah crown; in center, flower and fruit vase with two birds pecking from it. At front of panel, two palm trees (screwed) with birds above. Removable oil vessel for Shamash.
Height: 23 cm. Width: 23 cm. (additional metal component, which apparently served as a pitcher, missing).
Chanukah lamp. Warsaw - Poland, 19th century. B. Buch; Galw. W.M.F. Warszawa.
Brass and copper.
Embossed ornaments glued and screwed onto panel; vegetation ornaments, Torah crown, seven-branched Menorah and on both sides lions grasping onto palm tress. Sides of Menorah contain (removable) oil vessel for Shamash and pitcher. Height: 23-27 cm. Width: 21-23 cm. Good condition.
Chanukah lamp. Poland, 19th century?.
Sicilian style triangular Chanukah lamp [which was transferred to Poland and Morocco. See: Narcissus, Chanukah Menorah, page 38].
Height: 12 cm. Width: 14 cm.
Chanukah lamp. [Poland?].
Silver (manufacturers stamp CH 10264), hammered.
Decorated with floral patterns and geometric shapes. At center of back-panel, two lions holding the Tablets of Law with the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, at top architectural cornice gate peaked with a Torah crown. Flanked by hanging jugs and fonts for shamash (removable). Detachable row of oil-fonts, with matching lids (three missing).
Maximum height: 24 cm. Maximum width: 27.5 cm.
Chanukah lamp in Polish style.
Decorated with floral motif, at center of panel two lions holding the Tablets of Law, at top frame of architectural gate with Torah crown. Menorah's base integrated with geometric patterns. Font and jug for shamash (detachable).
Maximum height: 24 cm. Width: 19 cm.
Chanukah lamp. Italy, 18th century.
Cast brass and brass tin.
Frame of architectural gate with pitcher at tip. At center of panel engraving of hand pouring oil into a seven-branched Menorah with two trees on sides (stamp of engraver: Djf).
Style typical of Italy. (See: Narcissus, Chanukah Menorah, photograph plate, no. 134).
Height: 29-32 cm. Width: 20-22 cm. Good condition.
Chanukah lamp. Italy, 18th/19th century.
Cast brass, in characteristic Italian style (compare to: Narcissus, Chanukah menorah, photograph plate no. 31).
Floral decorations and figures of babies-angels blowing shofars, with Hebrew inscription: "Yehudit".
Height: approx. 15 cm. Maximum width: 21 cm. Broken and missing at top, missing pins where base is attached to back.
Chanukah lamp. Morocco.
Cast brass, engraved tin brass.
The Chanukah lamp base is made of cast brass, four four-sided oil-fonts, pinched with place for placing eight wicks. An ornament shaped like a rooster is screwed to each edge of the base. The back panel is made of tin brass bent into the shape of a triangle with engraved ornamentation: a Star of David, floral and geometric patterns. At top of back panel - the shamash.
Height: 10.5 cm, width: 14 cm.
Chanukah lamp. [Tֳ©touan?].
Cast brass; hammered tin.
Chanukah lamp base made of cast brass. The back panel is made of sawn tin (its edges are bent back) with hammered ornamentation. Shamash of cast brass as well and located at center of back panel. A tin channel is connected under the shamash. Height: 19 cm, maximum width: 18 cm.
Chanukah lamp. Morocco.
Tin copper; lead.
Base of Chanukah lamp partially cast and covered with tin copper. The back and side panels are made of lead-covered tin copper. Engraved at center of back panel is a large Star of David with another deeper ornament in its center (unidentified). The shamash stands at the top of the Star of David.
Height: 14.5 cm, width: 20 cm.
Oriental design Chanukah lamp.
Tin brass, engraved and sawn; colored glass plates.
Back panel adorned with star engravings, red colored glass is set in the center and at the top are two hand palms (chamsot). At the top of each of the panels is a palm of a hand (chamsa); the side panels are set with blue colored glass. The base of the Chanukah lamp is connected to a stand with pinched oil-fonts.
Height: 29.5 cm, width: 27 cm. One of the oil-fonts is detached. The row of oil-fonts is slightly bent.
Three triangular Chanukah lamps. Morocco.
Brass, cast and engraved.
Typical Moroccan style, with barred panel of flower patterns, curved windows and birds (the largest is a replica of a model from the 17th century. See: Narcissus, Chanukah Menorah, illustration plate, no. 70).
Various sizes and conditions. All three missing Shamash.
1. Chanukah lamp made of silver covered tin brass. Center of back panel incised in lattice pattern, edges in wavy incision. At center of back panel, link for shamash (missing). At top, stamp "Silver Plated" and a loop for hanging on wall. Apparently, handmade and not mass produced. Height: 14.5 cm, width: 15.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Silver Chanukah lamp (stamped: 800). Long rectangular base divided into eight rectangular oil-cups. A link for the shamash (missing) is connected to back panel. The back panel is arch-shaped, decorated with geometric patterns. Apparently, handmade, with secondary use of another silver utensil (perhaps a napkin holder). Height: 5 cm, width: 11.5 cm. Good condition.
Upright Chanukah lamp, produced by "Sharaby". [20th century].
Hammered silver (stamped: Sharaby 999).
Same stamps on silver base, on eight branches and on the shamash.
Height: 60 cm, width: 44.5 cm. Very good condition.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Libya, 18th century.
Wood, turned, painted; hammered metal.
Posts made of metal, Rimonim made of wood and attached to posts with nails. Painted blue and brown.
Height: 28 cm, diameter: 7 cm. Fair-good condition. Paint peeling on Rimonim and posts.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Algeria or Morocco, 19th century.
Silver (stamped), filigree, partially gold-plated.
Large impressive Rimonim. Decorated with three rows of silver strips and two rows of hanging bells. At tip, crown-like ornament. Engraved inscription on both posts: "Nissim Tamtzut". Contains only 13 bells (originally 24), some large and some small.
Height: 39-39.5 cm. Diameter: 11 cm. Good condition. Some hooks broken and incomplete.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Halab?, 19th century.
Silver (unstamped), hammered and engraved.
Decorated with geometrical vegetation patterns. Six chains hanging from each Rimon with decorated crescents at their tip.
Height: 30 cm, diameter: 8 cm. Good condition.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Turkey, 20th century.
Silver (unstamped), hammered and engraved.
Inscription engraved upon posts: "Donation of Flor Pizanti" / "For the elevation of the soul of her husband Ben-Zion David Pizanti son of Rachel". Each Rimon has six silver bells hanging from it.
Height: 24 cm, diameter: 8 cm. Good condition.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Yemen.
Silver (unstamped), filigree.
Each Rimon has five silver bells hanging from it.
Height: 25.5-27 cm, diameter: 4.5 cm. Good condition, restorations at points of attachment.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Baghdad, 20th century.
Silver (unstamped). Symbol of Star of David at tip of each Rimon. Five chains hanging from each Rimon with silver engravings.
Engraved inscription on posts: "Avraham Pinchas" and "Cohen Esther Nissim".
Height: 18 cm.
Pair of small Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Greece or Rhodes, early 20th century.
Silver (unstamped), engraved with vegetation patterns. Six chains hanging from each Rimon with closed bells hanging from them.
Engraved inscription on posts: "Dedicated to the Almighty, these Rimonim were dedicated by Yosef Yisrael in the year 1935"; "these Rimonim were dedicated by Soltana wife of Yosef Yisrael in the year 1935" [The Yisrael family was a well-known rabbinic family in Rhodes and other places].
Height: 18 cm. Diameter: 4.5 cm. Two Rimonim not original, missing two chains with bells, several bells broken.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah scroll. Vienna, end of 19th century or beginning of 20th century.
Silver (stamped on base with two stamps), hammered and engraved, partially gilded.
Height: 33 cm, diameter: 11 cm. One Rimon is missing a bell.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Vienna, late 19th century or early 20th century.
Silver (stamped on base), hammered and engraved, partially gold-plated.
Height: 34.5 cm, diameter: 15 cm.
One bell not original; missing two bells and two ornaments which serve as hooks for bells.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Germany (Posen?), late 19th century or early 20th century.
Silver (unstamped), cast, partially gold-plated.
Height: 30.5 cm, diameter: 10 cm.
One of lower ornaments broken; one missing eleven bells; second missing five. Slightly bent and tilting to side, some ornaments bent.
Pair of Rimonim [Torah finials] for Torah Scroll. Vienna, late 19th century or early 20th century.
Silver (stamped on base), hammered and engraved.
Height: 31 cm, diameter: 12 cm.
One contains welding marks at center, three missing bells, one of the hooks is broken; second bent and tilts to side, missing three Rimonim and one hook is broken. Not all bells match.
Shield for Torah Scroll. Vienna, [19th century?].
Silver (stamped), engraved and strongly hammered, partially gold-plated.
On top, large embossed crown with bell. At center, tablets of the Ten Commandments (smooth) supported by two lions. 4 alternating silver plaques (signed), engraved on both sides: "Yom Kippur", "Shabbat Rosh HaChodesh"; "Pesach", "Shavuot"; "Rosh HaShana", "Sukkot"; "Shabbat", "Shmini Atzeret"; and seven additional silver plaques, not engraved, in various sizes. Original chain for hanging, made of silver.
Height: 36 cm, width: 29 cm. Good condition.
Shield for Torah Scroll. Berlin or Poland (Berlin style), [19th century?].
Silver (unstamped), hammered and engraved, partially gold-plated.
On top, crown, beneath it, two lions and in center, tablets with the Ten Commandments. On sides, two pillars with baskets of flowers on top. Without alternating plates. Original chain for hanging, made of silver.
Height: 33.5 cm, width: 26.5 cm. Good condition. Corrosion damage. Ornament of crown broken and incomplete, hand of one lion broken and incomplete.
Shield for Torah Scroll. Vienna, [19th century?].
Silver (stamped), hammered and engraved.
On top, crown, beneath it, two lions with crowns attached with screws (both stamped with silver stamps from Vienna) and in center tablets of the Ten Commandments (smooth). Without alternating plates. Original chain for hanging, made of silver.
Height: 24 cm, width: 23 cm.
Shield for Torah Scroll. Nuremberg, 18th century.
Silver (stamped), hammered.
On top, embossed crown. At center, tablets of the Ten Commandments (smooth) and on sides two pillars with lions. Without alternating plates and without chain for hanging. Lower section contains three bells.
Height: 27.5 cm, width: 19 cm.
Torah shield. Oriental countries, end of 19th century or beginning of 20th century.
Silver (unstamped), hammered.
At center of shield are Tablets of Law (with letters of the Hebrew alphabet), flanked by the figures of Moshe and Aharon in Oriental style (Persian?). Aharon is holding an Oriental stringed instrument. On both sides are upright poles topped by vases, leaf ornamentation. On bottom is a rectangular frame on which is written: "Succot" (unlike other shields, the inscription is permanent and not changeable).
Height: 26 cm. Width: 19 cm.
Torah shield. Georgia, beginning of 20th century.
Silver (unstamped), hammered and sawn.
Small heart-shaped shield, on its upper part is a Star of David with the word "Zion" and floral ornamentation. Prominent dedication of a few lines: "Holy to G-d, gift from Chana Shvili in memory of her husband Ben Zion Shvili". A short chain with a bell hangs from the shield, at its top is a chain for hanging.
Height: approx. 21 cm. Maximum width: 16.5 cm. Bent bell without uvula.
Torah shield. Tel Aviv, 20th century. Manufacturer: Yitzchak Elgazi.
Silver (manufacturer's stamp), engraved.
Small shield, designed like two Tablets of Law, with the inscription "The Ten Commandments", at the top is a Torah crown decorated with floral patterns. At the bottom of the shield is a dedication: "Kodesh L'Hashem from Shabtai Sheva in memory of the deceased Eliyahu Sheva who died on 13th of Nissan 1946". On reverse side: "Simcha Hadar Kodesh community".
The "Simcha Hadar Kodesh" community for Salonika immigrants was founded by Avraham Shmuel Recanati, a noted Jew from Salonika (before the Holocaust, served as president of Mizrachi and head of the Revisionist Movement in Greece and Deputy Mayor of Salonika). The community Beit Knesset resided in several places in Tel Aviv until the artistic structure for the Beit Knesset was built in the 1970s. This structure became famous for its original design and amongst other names was called "The Shell" for its unique design. The name of the Beit Knesset is "Heichal Yehuda" called after Yehuda Leon Recanati (see attached material).
Maximum height: 18.5 cm. Width: 13.5 cm.
Topped with crown, at center, Tablets of Law supported by a pair of lions, above the form of a stone wall, cartouches and various ornamentation. Three bells hang at bottom. Original hanging chain. Maximum height: 26 cm, width: 26 cm. Good-fair condition. Corrosion marks and cracks to copper plaque.
Breastplate shaped shield, apparently for Torah scroll.
Gilded tin and cardboard. Amateur work. With matching chain.
Color illustration on cardboard. Name of the tribes written with mistakes: "ג€¦ Yehuda, Ssachar, Ulun, Dan, Nafli, V'D, Asherג€¦ Binyanin".
Torah crown. Poland, beginning of 20th century.
Silver (unstamped) cast, partially gilded, hammered.
Large crown topped with smaller crown. Ornaments in floral patterns and geometric shapes. From center of crown, five silver embossed birds with bells hanging from their beaks. Pillar at top of crown with another bird on top holding a bell in its beak.
Height: 45 cm. Base diameter: 15 cm.
Crown for Torah Scroll. Vienna, late 19th century or early 20th century.
Silver (stamped), hammered, partially gilded.
Includes two bells, five bells missing.
Height: 26 cm, diameter: 23.5 cm. Good condition.
Pointer for Torah scroll. [Europe].
Silver (unstamped), cast and engraved.
Engraved ornamentation with geometric patterns.
Length: 25 cm.
Six "hands" [pointers] for Torah scrolls. Eretz Israel and Oriental countries.
Various metals. Non-professionally engraved ornaments.
Dedication inscriptions (some apparently engraved at a later stage): "Contribution to Beit Knesset Senior, Dahan Eliyahu", "Zohara Hadada", "Donated by Mrs. Zahava Gina - Acre", "For the resting of Aharon HaCohen who died in 1957" and "G-d's Torah is complete, it restores the soul". Various sizes and conditions.
Spice tower. Europe, [19th century].
Silver (stamped: 12) engraved and pierced.
The upper part is egg-shaped, at the top is a silver marble under a standing bird. The base of the tower stands on four silver marbles. Engraved ornamentation in floral patterns.
Height: 13.5 cm, maximum width: 5.5 cm. Very good condition.
Spice tower. Vienna, mid 19th century.
Silver (stamped), filigree.
Flag (stamped) displayed on top.
Height: 24 cm, width: 6 cm. Fair-good condition. Missing filigree panel on base. Missing door closure.
Tower-like holder for Havdala candle and spices.
Copper, hammered, cast and sawn.
With handle for raising candle and drawer for spices.
Height: 20.5 cm.
Three small goblets.
Two goblets on stem. Silver (stamped), engraved Star of David and leaf ornamentation on one goblet. * Goblet without stem. Silver (unstamped), amateur engraving of lions, branched menorah, inscription "Borei Pri Hagefen" and gems embedded into silver.
Thirteen Kiddush goblets. Eretz Israel and Europe (mostly from Eretz Israel), [end of 19th century and 20th century].
Silver (all stamped except one - silver plated).
Various decorations and engravings: "Boreh Pri HaGafen", "Shabbat Kodesh", "Jerusalem", "State of Israel", and others.
Various sizes and conditions.
Four Kiddush goblets. Germany, 19th century.
Silver (number of stamps on base of each goblet).
Engraved and embossed vegetation and flower pattern ornaments. One of goblets has engraving of initials of owners in Gothic letters.
Wide goblet on stem. Europe, 19th century.
Silver (stamped). Unadorned goblet, screwed into base which has been hammered and sawn, with leaf and vine ornamentation. Dedication on goblet: "ג€¦ As a lasting token of remembrance to our dear friend Rabbi Yitzchak Leib, from his beloved friends the gabba'im of the New Synagogue 1864".
Height: 16 cm. Diameter: 10 cm.
Kiddush goblet. Austria, early 20th century.
Silver (stamped), engraved.
Framed vegetation patterns. Engraving of the Temple Mount within round frame.
Height: 8.5 cm. Diameter 6 cm. Stains.
Small goblet. Poland, early 20th century.
Silver, stamps from Poland.
On one side, gold embossed Star of David. On second side, gold inscription: "Yazteftiya" [!].
Height: 7 cm. Diameter: 5 cm.
Kiddush goblet, with saucer and cover, silver. Iraq, 20th century.
Silver (stamped); engraved.
Stamped on the bottom of the goblet and on the plate: R.S.C. and the manufacturer's stamp in Arabic. Adorned with simple geometric patterns. A bird is perched on top of cover.
Height, including saucer: 11.5 cm. Diameter of cup's rim: 6 cm. Diameter of saucer: 11 cm. Good condition. Stains.
Silver Kiddush goblet, with saucer. Persia or India.
Silver (unstamped), Persian engraved.
Goblet and saucer contain various ornaments. Height: 11 cm. Diameter: 7.5 cm. Diameter of saucer: 11 cm.