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

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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.

Opening500$ Unsold

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.

Opening300$ Unsold

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.

Opening200$ Sold For246$ Including buyers premium

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.

Opening500$ Unsold

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.

Opening250$ Unsold

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.

Opening200$ Unsold

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.

Opening1,600$ Sold For2,214$ Including buyers premium

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.

Opening1,200$ Unsold

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.

Opening800$ Sold For984$ Including buyers premium

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

Opening200$ Sold For394$ Including buyers premium

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).

Opening200$ Unsold

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).

Opening800$ Unsold

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 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.

Opening600$ Sold For1,845$ Including buyers premium

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.

Opening350$ Sold For431$ Including buyers premium

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.

Opening200$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

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.

Opening300$ Sold For923$ Including buyers premium

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
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