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Auction 20 Lot Number 1

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Lithograph of Jewish Torah Leaders, Berlin c. 1868

"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).

Opening800$ Sold For1,968$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 2

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Illustrated and Hand-painted Mizrach – Jerusalem

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.

Opening1,000$ Sold For1,476$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 3

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Jerusalem – Panorama – Netherlands, 1698

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.

Opening400$ Sold For1,353$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 4

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Portrait of Rabbi Ya’akov Sasportas – Amsterdam

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 5

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Picture of Rabbi Moshe HaCohen Dwek – Calcutta

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).

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Auction 20 Lot Number 6

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Four Torah Scholars – Oil Paint

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.

Opening500$ Sold For738$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 7

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Ha Lachma Anya – Illustration on Glass

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).

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Auction 20 Lot Number 8

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MiShenichnas Adar – Lithographic Printed Leaf – Slovakia

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 9

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Elaborate Certificate of Gold (50th) Anniversary – Brezinsky Family of Chicago, 1930

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 10

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Two Original Illustrations – Bar Mitzvah – Germany

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.
[2] leaves, glued on cardboard plates. 24X30 cm. Good condition, stains and penciled notations.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 11

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Printed and Rolled Megillat Esther – Basel, 1806

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.

Opening360$ Sold For541$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 12

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Illustrated Ketuba – Jerusalem, 1858

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).

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Auction 20 Lot Number 13

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Ketuba Printed on Parchment from Jerusalem – Tֳ©touan, 1913

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 14

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Illustrated Ketuba on Parchment – Ancona, 1852 – Signature of Rabbi Moshe Azulai

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 15

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Illustrated Parchment Ketuba – Ancona, 1886

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 16

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Illustrated Ketuba – Karmashan (Iran), 1857

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 17

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Decorated Ketuba – Salonika, 1872

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 18

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Illustrated Ketuba – Al-Jazira (Syria), 1925

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 19

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Embroidered Wimpel – Germany, 1671

Wimpel (linen Torah binder) for Torah Scroll, from circumcision of Eliezer Lipman son of Rabbi Shmuel. Germany, [1671].
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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 20

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Embroidered Wimpel, 1819

Wimpel [linen Torah binder] for Torah Scroll, [1819].
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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 21

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Wimpel with Flags of France and State of Israel – France, 1949

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 22

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Wimpels – Germany, 1859 / 1894

Two Wimpels [linen Torah binders] for Torah Scroll. Germany, [1859], [1894].
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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 23

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Two Wimpels, 1887 / 1895

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 24

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Five Wimpels

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.

Opening900$ Sold For1,107$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 25

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Atara for Prayer Shawl – “LeHitatef Beג€™Tzizit”

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 26

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Atarot for Prayer Shawls

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 27

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Torah Scroll Mantle – Inscription From 1876

Torah Scroll mantle. [1876].
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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 28

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Torah Scroll mantle – 19th Century

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 29

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Torah Scroll Mantle – Inscription From 1912

Torah Scroll mantle in memory of Avraham Tzvi Gottlieb. [1912].
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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 30

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Colorful Torah Scroll Mantle – Amateur Craftsmanship

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 31

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Velvet Tablecloth for Shabbat and Festivals – Germany

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 32

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Large Pillowcase for Pesach Seder – Artistic Embroidery with Inscription

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.

Opening1,600$ Sold For2,706$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 33

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Fabric Decoration for Succah

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 34

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Embroidered Tablecloth for Pesach Seder

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.

Opening2,000$ Sold For2,706$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 35

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Collection of Objects Made of Fabric – Adler Family of England

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 36

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Three Matza Covers – Embroidery

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" [1900] 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

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Auction 20 Lot Number 37

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Amulet – Jewish Arabic – Yemen

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).

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Auction 20 Lot Number 38

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Amulet for Safeguarding – Colorful Handwriting

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).

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Auction 20 Lot Number 39

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Three Parchment Amulets

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 40

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Collection of Parchment Amulets

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 41

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Protection for Children – Lithographic Print – Oriental Countries

"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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 42

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Silver Amulet with Chamsa

Amulet in the shape of a locket with a hand (chamsa) at center. [Central Europe, end of 19th century or beginning of 20th century].
Silver (unstamped).
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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 43

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Sephirot – Illustration on Parchment

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.

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Auction 20 Lot Number 44

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Three Large Amulet Leaves – Kabbalistic Illustrations – Judeo-Arabic

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

Opening200$ Sold For2,706$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 45

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Important Silver Chanukah Lamp – Eastern Europe

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.

Opening4,000$ Sold For19,680$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 46

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Chanukah Lamp – Poland

Chanukah lamp. Warsaw - Poland, 19th century? Fr Hirsh Warszawa.
Cast bronze.
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.

Opening400$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 47

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Chanukah Lamp with Candlesticks – Polish Style

Chanukah lamp. Polish style, end of 19th century or beginning of 20th century.
Cast brass.
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.

Opening500$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 48

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Silver Chanukah Lamp – Poland, 19th Century

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).

Opening3,500$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 49

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Chanukah Lamp – Poland, 19th Century

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.

Opening500$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 50

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Chanukah Lamp – Poland

Chanukah lamp. Poland, 19th century?.
Cast bronze.
Sicilian style triangular Chanukah lamp [which was transferred to Poland and Morocco. See: Narcissus, Chanukah Menorah, page 38].
Height: 12 cm. Width: 14 cm.

Opening200$ Sold For246$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 51

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Silver Chanukah Lamp – Poland

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.

Opening500$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 52

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Copper Chanukah Lamp – Polish Style

Chanukah lamp in Polish style.
Copper, hammered.
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.

Opening300$ Sold For369$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 53

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Chanukah Lamp – Italy, 18th Century

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.

Opening3,000$ Sold For4,428$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 54

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Chanukah Lamp – Italy

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.

Opening2,500$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 55

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Chanukah Lamp

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.

Opening150$ Sold For418$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 56

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Chanukah Lamp – Tֳ©touan

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.

Opening150$ Sold For369$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 57

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Moroccan Chanukah Lamp – Star of David

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.

Opening150$ Sold For234$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 58

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Chanukah Lamp – Chamsot

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.

Opening500$ Sold For923$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 59

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Three Chanukah Lamps – Morocco

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.

Opening1,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 60

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Pair of Chanukah Lamps, Amateur Work

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.

Opening200$ Sold For271$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 61

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Large Silver Chanukah Lamp

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.

Opening800$ Sold For1,845$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 62

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Pair of Torah Scroll Rimonim – Libya, 18th Century

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.

Opening3,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 63

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Pair of Torah Scroll Rimonim – North Africa

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.

Opening1,500$ Sold For3,936$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 64

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Pair of Torah Scroll Rimonim – Halab

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.

Opening1,200$ Sold For1,968$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 65

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Pair of Torah Scroll Rimonim – Turkey – Engraved Inscription

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.

Opening1,000$ Sold For1,968$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 66

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Pair of Torah Scroll Rimonim – Yemen

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.

Opening800$ Sold For1,230$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 67

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Torah Scroll Rimonim – Baghdad

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.

Opening800$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 68

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Torah Scroll Rimonim – Greece

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.

Opening300$ Sold For394$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 69

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Pair of Rimonim for Torah Scroll – Vienna

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.

Opening1,800$ Sold For2,214$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 70

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Pair of Torah Scroll Rimonim – Vienna

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.

Opening800$ Sold For1,722$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 71

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Pair of Torah Scroll Rimonim – Germany

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.

Opening800$ Sold For2,706$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 72

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Pair of Torah Scroll Rimonim – Vienna

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.

Opening800$ Sold For1,599$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 73

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Large Torah Shield – Vienna

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.

Opening1,000$ Sold For3,936$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 74

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Torah Shield

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.

Opening800$ Sold For1,845$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 75

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Torah Shield – Vienna

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.

Opening600$ Sold For1,476$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 76

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Torah Shield – Nuremberg, 18th Century

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.

Opening3,500$ Sold For9,840$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 77

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Torah Shield – For the Festival of Succot – Oriental Countries

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.

Opening300$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 78

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Torah Shield – Georgia, Beginning of 20th Century

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.

Opening550$ Sold For923$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 79

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Torah Shield – Beit Knesset Recanati – Tel Aviv

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.

Opening1,400$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 80

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Torah Shield – Copper

Torah shield.
Hammered copper.
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.

Opening300$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 81

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Torah Shield in Shape of Breastplate (Choshen)

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".
19x19 cm.

Opening800$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 82

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Torah Crown – Poland

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.

Opening1,200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 83

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Torah Crown – Vienna

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.

Opening1,500$ Sold For3,444$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 84

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Pointer for Torah Scroll – Europe

Pointer for Torah scroll. [Europe].
Silver (unstamped), cast and engraved.
Engraved ornamentation with geometric patterns.
Length: 25 cm.

Opening350$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 85

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Collection of “Hands” for Torah Scrolls – Eretz Israel and Oriental Countries

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.

Opening500$ Sold For677$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 86

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Spice Tower

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.

Opening800$ Sold For984$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 87

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Spice Tower – Vienna

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.

Opening500$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 88

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Tower-like Holder for Havdala Candle and Spices – Copper

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.

Opening600$ Sold For923$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 89

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Three Silver Goblets

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.
Various sizes.

Opening200$ Sold For394$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 90

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Thirteen Kiddush Goblets – 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.

Opening400$ Sold For517$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 91

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Four Kiddush Goblets – Germany

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.
Various sizes.

Opening2,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 92

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Large Silver Goblet – With Dedication

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.

Opening2,500$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 93

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Kiddush Goblet with Illustration of Temple Mount – Austria

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.

Opening250$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 94

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Silver Goblet – With Star of David and Gold-Plated Inscription

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.

Opening800$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 95

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Silver Goblet – Iraq

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.

Opening500$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 96

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Silver Goblet – Persia / India

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.

Opening400$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 97

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Silver Goblet with Inscription of Owners

Silver Kiddush goblet, with saucer.
Silver (stamped).
Engraved with Star of David with inscription of "Zion" inside. Inscription of name of owners: "Hadassah Rosenbach".
Height: 13.5 cm.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 98

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Two Pairs of Candlesticks – Europe, the 19th Century

Two pairs of candlesticks. Europe, the 19th century.
Silver (only one pair stamped), hammered.
Height: 27-28 cm. (One pair filled with plaster for weight).

Opening400$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 99

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Two Pairs of Candlesticks – Poland, 19th Century

Two pairs of candlesticks. Poland, 19th century.
Silver-plated copper, hammered. One pair contains stamp of craftsman / manufacturer: S. Sulikowski.
Height: approx. 35 cm. Diameter of base: 10-12 cm.

Opening300$ Sold For677$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 100

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Pair of Candlesticks – Europe

Pair of candlesticks. Europe, 19th century or beginning of 20th century.
Brass. Leaf and geometric shaped ornamentation, round bases.
Height: 35 cm.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 101

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Two Pairs of Brass Candlesticks – Morocco and Europe

* Pair of candlesticks. Morocco. Cast brass, engraved ornamentation. With wide plate on upper part. * Pair of candlesticks. Europe. Cast brass.
Various sizes.

Opening600$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 102

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Case for Etrog – India, Early 20th Century

Case for Etrog [or spice?]. India, early 20th century.
Brass, (Indian stamp in center of dish), hammered and cast.
Wide base, above it three ornamented legs supporting the case which opens with a hinge. Star of David at tip of case.
Height: 27 cm. Diameter of base: 20 cm. Good condition, bent in a few places.

Opening500$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 103

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Kabbalistic Vessel

Kabbalistic vessel, for coals for the burning of incense, or for the immersion of an infant. Eretz Israel, Persia or Egypt, late 19th century or early 20th century.
Copper, hammered and engraved.
Three rows of decorations. Top row contains embossed inscription "Ben Porat Yosef Ben Porat Alei Ayinג€¦", with decorations of figurines, flowers and animals. Lower row decorated with animals and flowers.
Height: 31-32 cm, diameter: 33.5-36 cm. Fair-good condition. Slightly bent, corrosion marks.

Opening400$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 104

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Comb-shaped Ornament for Purification of the Dead

Ornament for hanging as a decoration, shaped like a comb used for purifying the dead.
Cast and engraved copper.
Lions holding shield and crown standing on a shape of a comb. At center, engraved dedication: "Donated by the woman Faiga Segal in memory of her husband, Yosef ben Yitzchak Segal". At its top are loops for hanging. General size 18x11.5 cm. Good condition. One of the comb's teeth is damaged and loose.

Opening2,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 105

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“Mayim Achronim” Set Made by the Posen Family – Germany

"Mayim Achronim" set made by Posen. Germany, 20th century.
Silver (stamped: Posen, moon, crown, 800)
Raised tray, water pitcher and twelve small pitchers, made of high quality silver. The rim is adorned with flowers and leaves.
Tray: diameter: 35.5 cm, height: 6 cm; pitcher: height: 15.5 cm; small pitchers: height: 6.5 cm. Very good condition.

Opening6,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 106

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Silver Binding – Central Europe

Ornaments of silver with original clasp. Central Europe.
Silver (unstamped), cast, carved and engraved. Partially gold-plated.
Rebound onto a more recent book (Safa Berura Prayer Book, Roedelheim, 1867), with new cardboard and blue velvet.

Opening2,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 107

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Elaborate Silver Binding

Book binding. Europe, 20th century.
Silver (stamped), cast and hammered, high quality work. Adorned with lions, flowers, leaves and geometric shapes.
14 cm.

Opening1,200$ Sold For2,706$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 108

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Silver Tray for Circumcision Ceremony – Akedat Yitzchak

Silver tray for circumcision ceremony, upon which infant is placed and handed over to Mohel. [Germany?, early 20th century].
Silver (stamped), engraved.
Detailed and dramatic description of Akedat Yitzchak; professionally engraved: the servants and the donkey; Avraham raising the slaughtering knife with one hand and grasping Yitzchakג€™s head with the other; the angel calling out to Avraham and forbidding him to lay hands on Yitzchak; the ram entangled by its horns. Engraved inscription surrounding description of binding: "G-d will raise this infant, as he was circumcised so shall he be raised to Torah, Chupa and Maג€™asim Tovim".
It is interesting to note that the image of the servants, Avraham and Yitzchak were engraved bearing bird shaped heads, similar to the images appearing in "Haggadat Rashei HaTziporim", illustrated manuscript of Pesach Haggadah, which was written in Germany in the late 13th century (oldest complete Haggadah in existence). 47.5x25.5 cm. Good condition.

Opening3,500$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 109

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Silver Tray – India – Inscription of Synagogue in Calcutta

Silver tray [unstamped). India, 1912
Magnificent tray, many embossments of pictures of Indian rural life: trees, houses and images of performing various activities. At center, engraved inscription to Sir David Ezra (1871-1947) and his wife, of the leaders of the Magen David Synagogue in Calcutta, dated November 5, 1912: "To Mr. and Mrs. David E. Ezra, From the Board of Munheeghim Maghen David Synagogue, Calcutta". Length: 55 cm. (including handles), width: 33.5 cm.

Opening800$ Sold For3,198$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 110

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Silver Mezuzah Holder – Europe

Mezuzah holder. [Austria?].
Silver (stamped), unidentified manufacturer (CW). Curved and engraved.
Ornaments of vegetation and flowers, Torah crown. Peephole with hinged cover. Cover contains engraving of Star of David. Height: 18 cm.

Opening3,000$ Sold For3,690$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 111

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Silver Charity Bowl – Pressburg Community, 1818

Small silver bowl, apparently used for collecting charity. Beginning of 19th century.
Cast silver (stamped with silver hallmark and manufacturer's stamp: TD), unadorned.
On inside of bowl there are two round stamps, engraved in the utensil's sides [some are illegible]: "Ge[mach] Holy Community of P[ressburg] 1818".
The Pressburg community, one of the oldest Hungarian communities, became the Jewish Torah focal point of Hungary with the arrival of Rabbi Moshe Sofer, author of "Chatam Sofer" (1792-1839) who served as Rabbi of Pressburg from 1807 until his death.
Diameter: 8 cm. Depth: 3.5 cm. Scratches.

Opening1,600$ Sold For3,198$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 112

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Ivory and Gold Seal – “Jerusalem” – 18th Century

Seal. 18th century.
Ivory handle. Gold tip (unstamped), engraved with vegetation patterns.
Seal for imprint of the word "Jerusalem" (in Hebrew) and wax emblem of "Jerusalem Cross".
10.5 cm. (long and narrow). Good condition. Placed inside antique leather case (slightly worn).

Opening2,000$ Sold For2,460$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 113

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Rabbi Eliyahu David Slotky’s Pocket Watch

High quality silver pocket watch. Produced by Lille Company, Switzerland, [beginning of 20th century].
Engraved silver (stamped); enamel plate.
High quality Swiss pocket watch, back and front covered with silver lids engraved with floral and geometric decorations. On front lid, owner's name engraved: "Eli' David" - the Mekubal Rabbi Eliyahu David Slotky, author of Yad Eliyahu - encyclopedic index to the Ari's kabbalist work Aderet Eliyahu - encyclopedia on the Zohar and other books.
Enclosed is a copy of a letter from his son, testifying that this watch belonged to Rabbi Eliyahu David and he used it for many years. 7x5 cm. Fair condition. Damaged watch mechanism, missing hands, detached enamel plate with damaged edges.

Opening1,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 114

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Collection of Silver and Porcelain Utensils from the Dynasty of Rebbe Yisrael Friedman of Boyan-Leipzig and the Sadigura Dynasty

Rebbe Yisrael Friedman of Boyan-Leipzig and the Sadigura Dynasty
Collection of porcelain utensils and cutlery from the dynasty of Rebbe Yisrael Friedman of Boyan-Leipzig and the Sadigura dynasty.
* Porcelain utensils: two teapots (large and small), teacup, pitcher (without lid), three saucers for cups and eight medium-sized plates. All made of silver plated porcelain, made by Dekor Bavaria (Germany). * Large soup spoon and large fork. Gilded silver (stamped), ornamented with Niello technique, and large knife with silver handle (stamped), also Niello ornamented. * Four teaspoons (stamped) and two small forks with embossed floral ornamentation (the teaspoons and forks have a monogram - the family's initial, the letter F). * Utensils for preparing tea, tongs, strainer, tablespoon, tiny teaspoon and fork, gilded stamped silver, engraved with floral patterns.
All the utensils were used in the home of Rebbe Yisrael Friedman of Boyan-Leipzig, some (those in the second section) are older and were formerly used by his father Rebbe Yitzchak of Boyan-Sadigura later of the Sadigura-Ruzhin dynasty.
Rebbe Yisrael Friedman (1878-1951, Encyclopedia L'Chassidut, Volume 2, page 564), of the Ruzhin dynasty. Son of Rebbe Yitzchak Friedman of Boyan, son-in-law of his uncle Rebbe Shlomo ben Rebbe Avraham Ya'akov of Sadigura. During World War I, he lived with rebbes in Vienna where he conducted himself as a rebbe. Later, he moved to Leipzig where he became known as the Rebbe of Boyan. A short while before World War II broke out, he immigrated to Eretz Israel and settled in Tel Aviv. The Ruzhin rebbes were known for their aristocratic conduct and the royal manners they acquired as befitting the descendants of King David. These utensils are a fancy remnant of the royal manners of the House of Ruzhin.
Various sizes. Enclosed is a photocopy of a letter by Rabbi Shmuel [ben Yeshaya] Shapira who married Rebbetzin Gittel, son of the Rebbe of Boyan-Leipzig, who certifies these details

Opening5,000$ Sold For7,380$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 115

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Fancy Box for Circumcision Knife

Box for circumcision knife.
Leather covered wood; bone-carving.
Oval wooden box covered with thick leather. Inside of box has space etched for circumcision knife only and has no use for other objects (knife missing). The box opens by a hinge and closes by two braided leather buckles. Set into the cover is a large eagle holding a medal in its claws - bone carving (or a similar bone-like material). Engraved deeply into the medal is the inscription, "Brit Kodesh" in attractive Hebrew letters.
Height: 5.5 cm, width: 18 cm, length: 11 cm. Good condition. Wear marks and wear to leather.

Opening1,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 116

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Portable Tablet for Funeral Ceremony – Germany, 19th Century

Printed leaf with version of "Tziduk HaDin" and condolence of mourners after the funeral with version of Kaddish and more. Printed in Altona in printing press of the Bon Brothers (operated in the second half of the 19th century); glued on wooden plate with handle for carrying, for use during funeral ceremony.
Maximal height: 48 cm. Stained and worn leaf. Cracks on wooden plate.

Opening250$ Sold For1,476$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 117

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Wooden Apparatus for Learning Hebrew

Wooden apparatus for learning Hebrew.
Wood; printed on paper.
Large apparatus for learning Hebrew letters and vowels. Large wooden box with four poles that can be rolled - on the first two poles is a sheet of paper with Hebrew letters and on the bottom two poles is a sheet of paper with vowels. The sheets are rolled by four handles on the panels of the box. On its front are two transparent "windows" that show the combination of the chosen letters and the vowels. The windows can be hidden by shutter-like covers. The whole front of the device can be opened by moving it to the left; the back can be opened on a hinge. Tied by a string to the carrying handle at the top of the apparatus is a tool like a pick. The size of the apparatus indicates that it was probably used for group study. The name of the manufacturer does not appear anywhere on the apparatus and it was most likely made for personal use and not mass-produced. Height: 30.5 cm, width: 45.5 cm, maximum depth: 14 cm (widens towards base). Overall good condition. Paper sheets of vowels are torn and cannot be rolled. Wooden parts in good condition, dry and acidic paper that tends to tear.

Opening500$ Sold For1,599$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 118

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Book Stand – Alonֳ© Mamrֳ©, Hebron – Impressive Woodwork

Book stand, memento from Jerusalem. Eretz Israel, early 20th century.
Combination of several types of wood; print.
On top, printed inscription "Alonֳ© Mamrֳ© Hebron", beneath it inscription "Zion", and on bottom "Jerusalem". In center of book stand, Star of David inside dark round frame. Can be opened to three different angles.
Length: 22.5 cm, width: 29 cm, height: 16.5 cm. Good condition. Few cracks and damage.

Opening400$ Sold For923$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 119

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Pair of Balls for Pֳ©tanque Game – Star of David

Pair of balls for Pֳ©tanque game, adorned with Stars of David.
Iron; leather pouch.
Pair of iron balls. Apparently, they were for playing Pֳ©tanque. Flat iron balls covered in tinted gold, silver and copper which form decorations of gilded Stars of David with a circle on the inside on each of the balls and the letters JB as well. Placed inside a leather pouch, original, with buckles. The Pֳ©tanque game was common in France and was invented in the south, in the Provence region, in 1910.
Each ball weighs 1 kg. Diameter: 9 cm. Strip of leather pouch is torn and missing.

Opening1,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 120

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Jewelry Box – “Souvenir of Jerusalem”

Jewelry box. France, end of 19th century.
Copper; crystal; fabric; printing.
Handsome jewelry box, made of five crystal plates in decorated copper frame. A colored illustration is printed on outside of cover with the inscription "Souvenir de Jerusalem". On inner side of cover is a mirror. The inside of the box is covered with blue fabric.
Height: 6 cm, width: 7 cm, depth: 5 cm. Good condition.

Opening400$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 121

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Holy Ark, Torah Scroll and “Hand” For Miniature Torah Scroll

Holy Ark with a Torah scroll inside and a "hand" [pointer] for a Torah scroll, miniature. Made by Libreria Kaplansky, Buenos Aires, 1920s-1930s.
Wood; fabric; paper; silver.
Holy Ark mounted on rectangular base standing on four round wooden legs. Shaped like the Tablets of Law and on its front are colorful illustrations of a menorah, Stars of David and the Ten Commandments - illustrated and hand-painted (some of the ornamentation is etched into the wood). When open, decorations of lions and plants can be seen on the inner part of the doors and Stars of David and a pair of hands during the Priests' Blessing, as well. The inner side is cushioned with red fabric and inside the Ark is a printed Torah scroll rolled on two "atzei chaim" (made of wood) and placed inside a Torah cover made of pink fabric, with ornamentation. The Torah scroll is tied with a golden string. Attached to the Torah scroll and the ark is a miniature "hand" [pointer] (possibly made of silver, unstamped).
The Holy Ark: height: 28 cm, width including base: 18 cm, depth of base: 10 cm; the Torah scroll: 16 cm (including atzei chaim); the "hand": 5 cm. Overall good condition. Minor damage and stains.

Opening1,800$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 122

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Gold Locket in the Shape of a Torah Scroll / Silver Amulet

1. Miniature locket made of gold (stamped), in the shape of a Torah scroll, with a Star of David and inscription "Zion". 1x0.5 cm. Good condition. Bend on reverse side.
2. Coin-like amulet, for wearing around neck: "Hashem shall send his angel before you". Silver (stamped on reverse side "Sterling 925"). Diameter: 2.2 cm. Good condition. Hole for hanging.

Opening200$ Sold For295$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 123

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Plates – Copper and Pewter – Jewish Inscriptions and Ornaments

1. Large plate, souvenir of Israel. Copper, engraved. Symbol of large Star of David and in center inscription "Zion", surrounded by additional Stars of David, with inscription: "Souvenir of Holy Jerusalem". Diameter: 30 cm.
2. Plate for Pesach. Pewter, with engraving of Star of David at center (at center of Star of David, inscription: "Magen David"). Illustrations of fish and sheep along borders, with inscriptions: "LeShana Habaג€™a Bג€™Yerushalayim", "Matza" and "Maror". Diameter: 22 cm. Scratches.

Opening500$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 124

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Leather Binding – synagoguet in Lֳ¼beck

Leather binding with engraved model of the synagogue in the city of Lֳ¼beck. Lֳ¼beck, Germany, 1907.
Leather covered wood; fabric; gilded ornamentation.
Elaborate leather binding, in honor of 25th anniversary of the opening of the Beit Knesset in Lֳ¼beck. Architectural engraving: the model of the Beit Knesset is engraved between two pillars and an arch in a round frame, above the engraved inscription: "Mai 26, 1882-1907". Enclosed is a festive issue of the newspaper Mitteilungen aus der Israelitischen Gemeinde Lֳ¼beck dedicated to 25th anniversary of the Beit Knesset. Its photograph appears at the top of the issue. Binding 42x32 cm, overall good condition. Damage to spine and inner part of binding. The enclosed newspaper is in fair condition, foxing and file holes.

Opening400$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 125

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Knife for Opening Letters – Vilna, 1917

Knife for opening letters. Vilna, 1917.
Wood; carved.
Carved on knife handle is the figure of an Eastern European Jew with a thick beard wearing a hat above the inscription "Wilna 1917".
Length: 23.5 cm, maximum width: 3.5 cm. Good condition. Breaks with pieces missing at both ends.

Opening150$ Sold For185$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 126

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Silver Case for Notebook – Russia-China, 1946

Fancy desktop case for notebook. [Russia, 1940s].
Leather covered wood; cardboard; fabric; engraved silver plaque (stamped, Russian silver stamp).
Silver plaque set on case cover with engraving: fine ornamentation with a Star of David and the word "Zion" inside, engraved at the bottom is a Russian dedication: "To dear Shwartz'ke [Alex], from the Patkin family, August 28, 1946". Enclosed with the case is a small portrait photograph of a girl from the Patkin family, with her name in Russian and Chinese. The case was used by Jews from Russian origin who lived in China.
18.5x12.5 cm, various damages, tear to cardboard pocket; photograph 6x4 cm. Good condition.

Opening700$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 127

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Charity Box – “Gemilat Chesed” Association – Budapest, 1920s

Charity box of "Gemilat Chesed" association. Budapest, [1920s].
Silver-plated metal; etched brass plaque.
Charity box to place on a table or hang on a wall, of the "Gemilat Chesed" association in the city of Budapest. At the top is a brass plaque with illustration of Jewish Orthodox hospital on Vֳ¡rosmajor Street, which was burnt along with its inhabitants and destroyed by the Nazis during World War II. Above illustration appears the inscription: "Bpesti orth. Chevra" and "Gemilat Chesed"; below illustration appears the inscription: "Adakozzunk jֳ³tֳ©kony intֳ©zmֳ©nyֳ¼nkre" [Assist us with donations for our charitable institutions].
Height: 17.5 cm., width: 9 cm. Fair-good condition.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 128

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Sport Contest Trophy – Hungary, 1934

Trophy awarded to Yosef Greenfeld for his participation / victory in the National Junior Gymnastics Championship. Hungary, June 1934.
Silver-plated copper, engraved.
Following inscription engraved upon trophy, in honor of gymnast Yosef Greenfeld: "Grֳ¼nfeld Jֳ³zsef Tornֳ¡sztestvֳ©rֳ¼nknek az orszֳ¡gos ifjusֳ¡gi tornֳ¡szbajnoksֳ¡g emlֳ©kֳ©re V.A.C., 1934.VI.1".
Diameter: 11 cm, height: 24.5 cm. Good condition. Minor damage.

Opening150$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 129

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Upright Branched Menorah – “Eich Naflu Giborim” – Memorial of the Jewish Rebels in the Hungarian 1848 Revolution

Upright seven branched menorah. Hungary, 19th century.
Cast bronze.
Decorated with olive branches between branches of menorah. At menorah center is a memory plaque inscribed with: 1848/9ג€¦ Elhullottak Hֳ¡t a hֵ‘sֳ¶kג€¦" and in Hebrew "Eich naflu giborim" (How did the mighty fall), above the writing is an illustration of a lion (symbol of might). On reverse side of plate, embossed decoration of Tablets of Law and a Star of David. At menorah's base inscription: Hm. Tֳ¡bori Rabbinֳ¡tus. In the framework of the "spring of nations" in 1848, the Hungarian revolution erupted in Hungary as well, against the Austrian Imperial House that ruled Hungary. During the revolution, the revolutionists attempted to establish a self-governing country but after a number of battles with the Austrian army, assisted by the Russian Tsar's army as well, the revolution was subdued. Many Jews who supported the revolutionists were killed in these battles. This menorah was made in their memory.
Height: 24.5 cm.

Opening3,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 130

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Key with Engraved Dedication – New York, 1942

"Key of Honor" with engraved dedication. New York, June 1942.
Cast bronze; engraved.
At edge of key is a Star of David, with engraved decdication: "Dedication Key Purchased June 21st 1942 By Sall Greenberg" and on reverse side: "Schulman Memorial Building, Erected by and dedicated by Greater New York League, June 21st 1942".
General size 21x6 cm. Good condition.

Opening400$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 131

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Construction Spade – Memento from Cornerstone Ceremony of

"Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan Yeshiva" - New York, 1927
Silver construction spade with handle made of imitation ivory plastic (possibly Bakelite). New York, 1927.
Silver (stamped).
Memento from the cornerstone ceremony of the "Yeshiva College of Amerika" building ("Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan Yeshiva" - Yeshiva University), with engraved inscription to Mr. Binyamin Shapiro of New York.
Length: 30 cm.

Opening500$ Sold For923$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 132

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Silver Menorah – Five Branches

Branched menorah. 20th century.
Silver (stamped), five branches, Art-deco style.
Height: 29 cm. Width: 41 cm.

Opening5,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 133

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Silver Plate for Seder Night – Chad Gadya Illustrations

Plate for Seder night. Europe, 20th century.
Silver (stamped), hammering of high quality. Plate edges are adorned with megillah shaped ornamentations, each with a detailed illustration of an episode from the song of Chad Gadya (a kid, a cat, a dog etc.). In the center of the plate are inscriptions: "Pesach", "Matzah", "Maror" [Bitter Herbs], "Yetzi'at Mitzrayim" [Exodus from Egypt].
Diameter: 24.5 cm.

Opening1,100$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 134

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Jews on a Bench – Carlsbad

Plate with figures of three Jews sitting on a bench. Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia.
Cast bronze.
Embossed at center, figures of three Jews sitting on a bench. Under the figures appear the names of the Jews (with mistakes).
16.5x13 cm. Good condition.

Opening250$ Sold For308$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 135

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Anti-Semitic Ceramic Tile – USA

Tile designed by Arthur Os (stamped: AO). Manufactured by J & J. G. Low, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA.
Painted and glazed ceramic; wooden and fabric frame.
Anti-Semitic portrait of a Jew holding a bag of money. The inscription "Nunovam Satis" appears in upper left corner. In lower right corner, artist's signature.
Tile 15.5x15.5 cm, good condition. Original wooden frame 30.5x30.5 cm. Fair condition.

Opening3,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 136

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Ceramic Tile – Rotterdam Synagogue – 1940

Ceramic tile, with illustration of Rotterdam Synagogue (on Boompjes Street). Netherlands, 20th century.
Inscribed at top of tile: "Rotterdam Synagoge (1725) Boompjes", on reverse side name of artist, and inscription: "Synagoge Vֳ³ֳ³r 14 Mei 1940", indicating the destruction of the synagogue by the Germansג€™ bombing of Rotterdam on May 14, 1940.
15x7.5 cm.

Opening400$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 137

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From Slavery to Freedom – Ceramic Plate for Seder Night – She’erit HaPleita

Seder night plate. Germany, 1940s.
Green ceramic, inscriptions at top of plate: "Joint- Religious office" and "From Slavery to Freedom". On margins, drawings of slaves and an oppressor with a whip, and illustrations of structures in the Holy Land. At center of plate, simanim of Seder plate (shankbone, egg, bitter herbs, charoset, karpas, chazeret). At bottom of plate: "This year in Jerusalem".
Verso manufacturer's stamp: "Made by She'erit HaPleita of German exile - Employment Board".
Diameter: 25 cm. Minor damage, glued break on edge of plate.

Opening350$ Sold For431$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 138

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Ner Tamid – Silver – Eretz Israel, 1940s

Ner tamid for hanging in Beit Knesset. Eretz Israel, [1940s].
Made of two silver units (each stamped) connected by a metal chain, with various ornamentation, some hand-hammered and some by machine. Engraved dedication: "Donated by the old sincere woman M. Gviya Levi who died on the 23rd of Shvat 1942".
All-inclusive height: 83 cm. Weight: 700 g.

Opening900$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 139

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Shield for Hanging on Wall

Shield for hanging on wall, [20th century].
Cast bronze.
Shield-shaped ornament, perhaps used as decoration for hanging on wall or perhaps used as printing block. Crowned by an eagle, at center a Star of David and a seven-branched menorah, surrounded by fish ornamentation, family emblem, shofar, palm of hand (chamsa) and other adornments inspired by floral and animal motifs.
Maximum size: 28.5x23.5 cm. Good condition. On verso, three holes (for hanging?) and paint stains.

Opening1,500$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 140

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Zemirot L’Shabbat- Yemenite Jews – Hand-illustrated and Handwritten Leaves – Micha Ullman

Zemirot L'Shabbat, from the book Shirei Teiman, Shalom Shabazi. Micha Ullman, [Bezalel, Jerusalem], 1963.
Shabbat songs and compilations from the sources, handwritten with pen nib and adorned with original decorations inspired by Yemenite manuscripts and ritual objects in red, white, gold and silver. Made by the artist Micha Ullman (born 1941) during his studies at the Bezalel School of Art. [14] Bristol plates 26x19 cm in the original binder 27.5 cm with the name of the artist and a decoration on the front. Good condition.

Opening500$ Sold For677$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 141

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B’tzait Yisrael MiMitzrayim – Sections from the Torah and Aggada – A Handwritten and Illustrated Book, 1958

B'tzait Yisrael MiMitzrayim, sections from the Torah and Aggada. Compiled, illustrated and written by: Debby ben Dor. Bezalel School, Jerusalem, 1958.
Compilation of various sections on the subject of Children of Israel leaving the Land of Egypt, written in calligraphic handwriting on thick Bristol paper, with original colored illustrations (various techniques: markers, watercolors, graphite / coal on paper).
Apparently, this work was done as a "term paper" by the artist Debby ben Dor at the end of his studies at the Bezalel School of Art (perhaps, in the Department of Writing or Practical Graphics Department).
An impressive work, both typographically and from the aspect of the illustrations that depict personal commentary in very high quality levels of performance and finishing in modernistic style. To our best knowledge, the compilation and illustrations were never published. [16] thick paper leaves with hand-made texture, fabric binding 35 cm, with original illustrations and writing. Good condition.

Opening2,500$ Sold For3,198$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 142

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Plate with Etched Ornaments – “Bezalel”, 1916

Plate with etched ornaments, product of "Bezalel". Jerusalem, [1916].
Brass; etched.
Signed: "Bezalel Jerusalem 1916" (at center). In center "Im Eshkachech Yerushalayim Tishkach Yemini, Tidbak Leshoni LeChiki Im Lo Ezkerechi" and various vegetation patterned ornaments. On borders, Menorah-like ornaments and a dozen camels. On edge of upper and lower borders, engraved inscription: "second prize for ג€˜Mefistofelג€™ mask from masquerade ג€¦ Jerusalem, Purim, [1919]". Diameter: 31 cm. Good condition. Source: Collection of Gur Aryeh family.

Opening2,000$ Sold For2,952$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 143

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Samson and Delilah – Copper Plate by Haviv Sasson

Oval copper plate, product of "Bezalel", Jerusalem. Apparently, creation of Haviv Sasson, student of "Bezalel" during the years 1920-1925. Jerusalem.
Copper plate. Engraved, embossed and hammered.
Stamped: "Bezalel Jerusalem". At center, Biblical scene: Delilah cutting Samsonג€™s hair and handing it over to the Philistines. Surrounded by simple geometrical ornaments. Description appears at bottom: "Samson and Delilah". 57x44 cm. Good condition.

Opening600$ Sold For984$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 144

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Silver Chanukah Lamp – Filigree – Bezalel

Chanukah lamp, product of "Bezalel". Jerusalem, first half of the 20th century.
Silver (stamped), filigree craftsmanship.
Inscription on inner side of base: "Hanerot Halalu Kodesh Hem". Stamped: "Bezalel Jerusalem".
Height: 8 cm. Width: 10 cm.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 145

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Chanukah Lamp – “Bezalel” – Jerusalem

Chanukah lamp produced by "Bezalel". Jerusalem, beginning of 20th century.
Cast brass and brass tin.
At center of panel, a seven-branched menorah above inscription: "HaNerot Hallelu Kodesh Hem". Flanked by lions and crowned with a Star of David and geometric decorations. Framed by gate topped with signature: "Bezalel Jerusalem" and an illustration of an ancient coin with a pitcher at center. Additional ornamentation on base of Chanuka lamp.
Maximum height: 22.5 cm. Maximum width: 17 cm. (Metal loop for shamash, missing).

Opening800$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 146

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Silver Chanukah Lamp – Bezalel

Chanukah lamp, product of "Bezalel Jerusalem". Early 20th century.
Silver (unstamped), embossed and curved.
Panel ornamented with two lions recumbent at the foot of a six-branched Menorah. With inscription: "Chanukah" and "HaNerot Halalu Kodesh Hem". Front box in which oil vessels are placed (removable), ornamented with gates and candles. Raised on legs.
Height: 14 cm. Width: 14 cm. Welded component (apparently for Shamash, missing).

Opening500$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 147

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Chanukah Lamp – Eretz Israel

Chanukah lamp. Eretz Israel, first half of the 20th century.
Cast bronze.
Panel ornamented with lions recumbent at the foot of a Menorah, "Bezalel" style.
Height: 7.5 cm. Width: approx. 12 cm.

Opening100$ Sold For123$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 148

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Chanukah Lamp – Torches

Chanukah lamp. Eretz Israel (or the US?), 20th century.
Cast bronze.
Unique Chanukah lamp, without manufacturer's stamp. Base shaped like a semicircle. Eight small-fonts in the shape of oil lamps are screwed to the front, their spouts facing inside and their handles towards the outside. Eight small torches and one large torch are screwed on to reverse side, all upright and tall; another font is attached to the large torch to be used as the shamash. The inscription "HaNeirot Hallalu Kodesh Hem" is embossed on the front. Stands on three legs. The number "661" is engraved on the base of the Chanukah lamp and on the nine torches. Maximum height: 14.5 cm, width: 21 cm. Good condition. One of the small torches is detached.

Opening1,800$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 149

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Upright Olivewood Chanukah Lamp – Eretz Israel, 1930s

Upright Chanukah lamp. Eretz Israel, 1930s.
Carved olivewood.
Identical Chanukah lamp appears in collection of Israel Museum (no. 118/970 B07.2165;). Height: 33 cm. Width: 43 cm. Glued fracture, glue repairs and screws on legs.

Opening500$ Sold For1,353$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 150

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Ceramic Chanukah Lamps

1. Chanukah lamp. [Europe?, 20th century]. Painted and glazed ceramic. The Tablets of Law held by two lions adorn back panel, at top of tablets - place for shamash. Base width: 25 cm, height: 17 cm. Good condition.
2. Lengthwise shaped Chanukah lamp. [Eretz Israel, 20th century]. Painted and glazed ceramic. Round base with inscription "Chanukah lamp produced in Eretz Israel". Manufacturer's stamp "Made in Palestine" on inside. Width: 32.5 cm, diameter of base: 13.5 cm. Good condition. Edge of one oil-cup is broken.

Opening300$ Sold For467$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 151

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Ceramic Chanukah Lamps from Eretz Israel – Gofer

Two impressive Chanukah lamps from Eretz Israel, made of painted and glazed ceramic, [1950s].
Neither have manufacturer's stamp but their style is reminiscent of ceramic works of Avraham and Penina Gofer.
1. Lengthwise tall shape, large impressive ornamentation on back panel. Height: 11 cm. Width: 25 cm. Good condition. Light cracks.
2. Shape of a bowl, drop-like concave oil-fonts. Decorated bottom of bowl. Height: 8 cm, maximum width: 17 cm. Very good condition.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 152

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Aluminum Chanukah Lamp – Eretz Israel

Chanukah lamp. Eretz Israel, first half of 20th century.
Cast aluminum.
Back-panel ornamented with two lions holding an impressive branched menorah. At side of menorah, protrusion for placing shamash.
Height: 17.5 cm. Maximum width: 20 cm.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 153

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Aluminum Chanukah Lamp – Eretz Israel

Chanukah lamp. Eretz Israel, first half of 20th century.
Cast aluminum.
Antique style. Decorated with lions, a Torah crown and branched menorah.
Height: 19 cm. Maximum width: 27 cm. Missing Shamash.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 154

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Chanukah Lamp “Omanut MiYisrael”

Chanukah lamp "Omanut MiYisrael". Eretz Israel, [1950s-1960s].
Cast brass; etched tin brass.
The Chanukah lamp's base is made of cast brass with engraved inscription "Omanut MiYisrael". The back panel is made of tin brass with emblazoned ornamentation: flowers and birds in unique unsophisticated style. The shamash stands out from the back panel. Two legs shaped like sitting lions adorn the front of the menorah.
Height: 12.5 cm, maximum width: 15 cm. Good condition.

Opening150$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 155

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Chanukah Lamp Made by “Kedem”

Chanukah lamp made by "Kedem". Eretz Israel, 1950s.
Cast brass, tin brass.
Chanukah lamp styled like "Klein Kom" and "Pal-Bel" Chanukah lamps. Arch-shaped back panel, with embossed inscription "HaNeirot Hallalu Kodesh Hem". Place for placing eight wicks and raised platform for shamash at base of menorah. Stamped on reverse side: "Kedem, Israel, Handmade". Height: 13 cm, width: 16 cm. Good condition.

Opening150$ Sold For541$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 156

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Three “Pal-Bell” Chanukah Lamps

Three Chanukah lamps, product of "Pal-Bell". Israel, 1950s.
Bronze castings. Stamped: "Pal-Bell, made in Israel".
* Chanukah lamp shaped as an ancient oil Menorah. * Elongated Chanukah lamp (missing Shamash). * Chanukah lamp whose panel forms the word "Israel".

Opening300$ Sold For369$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 157

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Six “Nordia” Chanukah Lamps

Six Chanukah lamps, product of "Nordia". Israel, 1950s.
Brass castings. Various sizes and conditions.

Opening600$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 158

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Two “Zel Zion” Chanukah Lamps

Two Chanukah lamps, product of "Zel Zion". Israel, 1950s.
Bronze castings. Height: 12-13 cm.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 159

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Three Chanukah Lamps Shaped as Ships

Three Chanukah lamps shaped as sailboats. Israel, 1950s.
Bronze castings.
All three inscribed "Israel". Two are intended for candles; the third contains oil fonts. Various sizes, 11-15 cm.

Opening200$ Sold For246$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 160

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Decade since State of Israel – Three Chanukah Lamps

Three brass Chanukah lamps especially designed for the commemoration of a decade since the State of Israel. * Upright Chanukah lamp, with posts shaped as tree branches. Medallion with illustrations of the Holy Sites. Pitcher with symbol of decade. * Upright Chanukah lamp, with symbol of decade. * Chanukah lamp, with barred panel in the image of a Shofar, olive branch and Menorah, with inscription on top: "Decade since State of Israel".
Various sizes. Good condition.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 161

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Four Chanukah Lamps of Original Design – Israel

Four Chanukah lamps. Eretz Israel, 20th century.
Copper and other metals. Each one has an original design, some amateur work. One is in the form of the symbol of the Broadcasting Authority (stamped: Israel, artist's stamp: Shenfeld 1985). One has secondary use as a cog-wheel.
Various sizes.

Opening200$ Sold For246$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 162

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Elongated Chanukah Lamp

Eight elongated Chanukah lamps. Eretz Israel, [1940s-1960s].
Cast brass; cast copper; tin-brass; Bakelite; lathe-work.
Without manufacturer's stamps. Engraved on one Chanuka lamp is "Israel Jerusalem" and on the other two Stars of David.
Various sizes and conditions.

Opening300$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 163

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Three Copper and Brass Chanukah Lamps – Amateur Work

1. Chanukah lamp made of hammered and engraved tin copper. The "State of Israel" engraved on base. On back panel, an illustration of Mattityahu the Cohen and six warriors from the House of Hasmonean, with inscription: "Mi Chamocha BaElim Hashem / Mattityahu Cohen Gadol".
2. Chanukah lamp made of engraved tin copper; cast brass oil-fonts. The symbol of the State of Israel is engraved on back panel. The nine oil-fonts become progressively bigger.
3. Chanukah lamp made of tin brass. On back panel, hammered ornamentation of oil pitcher and olive branch.
Various sizes and conditions.

Opening200$ Sold For320$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 164

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Vicky Ben-Zioni Collection – “Eretz Hefetz” Exhibition in Eretz Israel Museum

Approx. 154 items from the Vicky Ben-Zioni collection: candlesticks, pitchers, boxes, table sets - writing and smoking sets, bookends, figurines, Chanukah lamps, plaques with figures of dancers and young women with pitchers, plates, trays and bowls; various manufacturers: Pal-Bell, Dayagi, Oppenheim, Zel-Zion, etc. Eretz Israel, [1950s-60s].
The collection includes all the objects that appear in the "Eretz Hefetz" catalogue on pages 48-143 (except four; and seven of the objects that appear in the catalogue on the pages mentioned above are from other collections and not from the Ben-Zioni collection). Includes: 32 Chanuka lamps, 27 pitchers and vases, 7 pairs of bookends (and three single bookends), 25 trays and decorative plates and another 60 items. Various sizes and conditions. A few items appear twice.
Enclosed is the catalogue "Eretz Hefetz, Metal Art and Design in the First Two Decades of the State of Israel, from the Collection of Vicky Ben Zioni", by Prof. Nurith Kenaan-Kedar. Published by the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv and Yad Yitzchak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 2006.

Opening5,000$ Unsold

Auction 20 Lot Number 165

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Chanukah Lamp with Image of Maccabeans – Israel, 1950s

Chanukah lamp. Israel, 1950s.
Cast bronze.
Images of Maccabean warriors with shields. Missing spears held by soldiers, which served as oil fonts (possibly hats on heads missing as well).
Width: 28 cm.

Opening150$ Sold For185$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 166

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Chess Pieces Produced by Hans Teppich

Chess pieces (32 pieces) produced by Hans Teppich. Jerusalem, 1950s-1960s.
Cast brass; engraved.
Complete set of chess pieces with Teppich's characteristic design. Placed in original wooden box with etched decorations. Box 25x13 cm. Very good condition.

Opening200$ Sold For394$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 167

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Vessel for Spices Made by Hans Teppich

Miniature Vessel for spices made by Hans Teppich. Jerusalem, 1950s-1960s.
Silver (stamped 925).
Stamped underneath: "Made in Israel", "Jerusalem", "Teppich". Embossed on the myrtle is the inscription "Borei Atzei Besamim". At top are holes for smelling and an embossed flower-shaped ornament.
Diameter: 3.5 cm, height: 3 cm. Good condition.

Opening450$ Sold For554$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 168

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Four Figurines – Bialik, Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir and Chaim Weizmann

Four figurines of Zionist personages made of various materials.
* Chaim Nachman Bialik - carved wood (with rotating metal base) * David Ben-Gurion (standing on his head above the map of Eretz Israel) - cast bronze. Golda Meir - ceramic, painted copper. * Chaim Weizmann (profile) - cast brass.
Various sizes.

Opening250$ Sold For320$ Including buyers premium

Auction 20 Lot Number 169

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Two Samovars – Russia

Two samovars. Russia, 19th century?
Copper, traditional design with wooden handles. Includes one teapot.
Height: 36 cm.

Opening400$ Sold For984$ Including buyers premium
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