Objects: Ceremonial Art and Objects Objects – Judaica, Israeliana & Numismatics

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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 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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 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.

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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.

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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 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 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.

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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 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 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 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 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.

Opening250$ Sold For344$ 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.

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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".

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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.

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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 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.

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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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