Hammering and engraving work, at the top is a miniature crown made from cutting work. Height: 10cm, weight: 68g. Missing the outside part that connects to the megillah itself. Generally good condition. From a private collection.
Megillah written by hand from the 19th century, in a silver housing decorated by hammering and cutting work with unusual (and different) decorations of scenes from the megillah. Utilizes decorations of megillah housings from the 18th century, but this one appears to be 20th century. Height: 24cm, parchment is 7.5cm high, 15 lines per column. Total weight: 205g. Good condition. From a private collection.
12 lines per column, height of the parchment: 10cm. The housing is made of wood, engraving work of the Kotel and Kever Rachel. Has an inscription: “Jerusalem.” Housing is 28cm. The top of the housing was switched out later. Good condition.
Hammering, cutting, engraving work. At the top of the casing is a crown. Around the housing is engraving work of the 12 tribes and more. 14 lines per column, height of the parchment: 6cm. Total height: 26cm. Total weight: 286g. 20th century, good condition.
Written by hand on parchment, decorating with colorful illustrations. 12 lines per column, height of the parchment: 3cm. Smudged writing throughout the megillah. An unsuccessful attempt was made to go over the original writing with new ink. Ok to good condition. From a private collection.
Written on brown parchment, decorated with colorful illustrations. On the first column is a drawing of a menorah (light). Illustration also of the ten sons of Haman hanging on the tree where their names are read in the megillah. 11 lines per column, height: 6cm. Generally good condition. From a private collection.
17 lines per column, height of the parchment: 29cm. Ink splotches in a number of places. Generally good, pretty condition. Given in a large silver housing, handsomely decorated with a miniature crown on top, throughout its length is welding of delicate flowers, created by the Hadad brothers. Stamped. Height: 52cm. Housing weight: 850g. Good condition. From a private collection.
Decorated with hammer work and engraving of flowers and plants. At the top is a crown that can come apart and also makes noise. Handle made of bakelite. Height: 45cm. Weight: 903g. Light knocks, missing the part that attaches to the megillah. Stamped 12. Europe, end of the 19th century. Generally good condition.
Sefer Torah written by hand on Ashkenazi parchment (Beit Yosef) in a small format with pretty handwriting, a little smudged in parts of the book. Parchment size: 30cm. Writing is in a single hand and complete, the sefer is given in a wooden Aron Kodesh which is 58x29x18cm. Includes a cover made of embroidery work, with lions holding the crown and a dedication from 1927. On There is a small silver breastplate that matches, with hammer work of lions holding the two tablets. Plants and flowers. On the breastplate is a dedication “donated by Rav Simcha Ze’ev Feldsman.” Size: 16x13cm. Weight: 100g. Not stamped. Seems to be from Europe, 19th century. Generally good condition. The sefer is not sold as kosher. From a private collection.
Written in Djerba, seemingly end of the 19th century. Nice writing, a little smudged in some of the book. Parchment is 20cm. Single hand, complete writing, given in a wooden case with the dedication “this sefer torah is from Rabbi David Joey.” Includes a silver (short) yad for the sefer with inscription “for the Kohanim of Djerba). Length: 25cm. Weight: 83g. Total height of the case: 42cm. Diameter: 20cm. Not sold as kosher. Rabbi David Joey was a sage and dayan in Tunis, served at the Beit Din of the Ra’avad, Rabbi Yisrael Zaytoun, he is known for his correspondence with Rabbi Moshe Zaken Mazuz, the Av Beit Din of Djerba, which was printed in the book Sever Panim, Livorno 1880. Died in 1911.
With cursive letters throughout the book, on red/brown animal parchment, a huge animal. According to the shape of the letters (the loopy pey and tet, and some of the deep letters), this seems to have been written in Italy 250-300 years ago. Size of the parchment: 40cm, 42 lines per column, height of the box: 54cm. Diameter: 24cm. Given in a case from a later period, made of wood. Around the case is ANLAW work with an inscription of “VeZot HaTorah”. Generally good condition. Not sold as kosher! From a private collection.
Written on white parchment, a large animal. The writing seems to be from Afghanistan or Iran around 100-150 years ago. Height: 40cm, 42 lines per column, height of the case: 88cm. Diameter: 27cm. Given in a quality, especially heavy wooden case from a later period, decorated with embossing of silver and an inscription, in the upper section: “this case and the sefer torah housed within it are in memory of Ziva bat Avraham of Radian ben Mordechai, Tu Bishvat.” Lower portion: “on the condition that any place where the owners will wish to take it out and place it in different locations, the permission is theirs.” Colorful handwritten dedication on the interior on paper, “Haviva bat Ziva bat Avraham of Radian ben Mordechai.” Generally good condition, not sold as kosher! From a private collection.
At the top is an embossed inscription: “in order that any place the owners shall wish to take out the Torah, they have permission.” Below is an inscription “the sefer torah inside was donated by Haim Yosef for the menuchah of his wife, Tzalcha bat Tafachah. Height: 85cm, diameter: 27cm, includes matching silver rimonim. Light defects, generally good condition. Originates from a private collection.
1. Wooden case covered in carpeting, interior dedication naming Aga Mussah ben Maggid. Kislev 1942. 2. Wooden case covered in green carpeting with silver decorations, interior dedication in the name of Shlomo ben Mashiach and his wife Pnina bat Babay. Adar 1913. 3. Wooden case covered in PVC, dedication in the name of the wife Malka of Rabbi Yohanan Simchayof. Tishrei 1910. 4. Wooden case covered in green. Dedication by Mor Refael ben Haim and Avigail Pinchasof, Adar 1938. Generally ok to good condition. From a private collection.
Tunisian style, made with welding work. Cutting and engraving of the case done with delicate, professional work. Center of the case is made of silver, covered in gold, with engraving of landscapes. Includes a pair of matching miniatures rimonim. Diameter: 6cm, height: 14cm. Total weight: 230g. Without the sefer torah. Rare and unique item, seemingly 20th century. Very good condition. Origin: Private collection.
Includes a unique matching yad; the case is decorated with paintwork of menorot, the tablets, Star of David, and more. Inside is covered in cloth and includes a sefer torah made of paper. Size of the sefer: 20cm. Total height: 40cm. Diameter: 22cm. Hinges defective. Generally good condition. From a private collection.
Wooden, covered in silver decorations with cutting work, inside is colorful whittling. Includes a pair of silver rimonim that match. Total height: 29cm. Diameter: 12cm. With a paper sefer torah inside. Sefer: 13cm. Total weight: 1140g. Very good condition.
With a bimah and a pair of small sifrei torah on paper, with two drawers that pull out. The bimah is 23x28cm. The Aron is 14x33x20cm. Seems to be missing a wooden decoration above the Aron. Generally good condition. From a private collection.
Carving work, a pair of kohanic hands (in the shape of the kohanic blessing) in the center, inscription of the name of Hashem in embossing work, decoratin of flowers and plants around it. On the sides are a pair of griffins holding shofars. Height: 53cm. Width: 83cm. Defects and later corrections. Unprofessional correction made to Hashem’s name in the middle. Ok to good condition. From a private collection.
Carving work of a pair of hands in the shape of the kohanic blessing, holding a crown. In the center is an inscription: “No’am Hageh v’Karot Asarah,” with the Ten Commandments. Height: 44.5cm. Width: 42.5cm. Defects, ok to good condition. From a private collection.
Used by Stam scribes as examples of their work. Different sizes, generally good condition. The scribes would send these to communities that wished to order from them or that needed a sefer torah or megillah. Signed: “Shlomo Frank, Shob and Mohel, Darshan and Sofer Stam in the Jewish community of [Oud-Beijerland],” “Yitzhak Redlich, Sofer Stam in Rotterdam,” “handwritten by me, Yaakov ben Kemer Mordechai HaKohen, Sofer Stam in Groningen and Leeuwarden.