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Auction No. 13 - 07.03.2017

 

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LOT: 076

Silver housing for a miniature megillah. Europe, 19th century.

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.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $180
LOT: 077

Silver megillat Esther. Includes a megillah written by hand on parchment, 20th century.

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.
Item sold at $4500 Starting at $300
LOT: 078

Megillat Esther, written on parchment, with a wooden housing. 20th century.

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.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $150
LOT: 079

Megillat Esther written on parchment. Wooden housing, 20th century.

14 lines per column, parchment is 14.5cm. The housing is made of wood, with whittling work of the Kotel and Kever Rachel. Decorated with ANLAW work. Height: 39cm, good condition.
Item sold at $750 Starting at $150
LOT: 080

Miniature megillat esther written by hand on parchment with a decorated silver case. 20th century.

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.
Item sold at $1300 Starting at $400
LOT: 081

Megillat Esther printed with a miniature silver housing, filigree work. 20th century.

Quality paper, given in a matching miniature case. Height: 17cm, total weight: 138g. Good condition.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $250
LOT: 082

Miniature megillat esther written by hand on parchment.

19th century, the first piece was completed by a different hand in the 20th century. Height of the parchment: 3cm. Generally good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $1200 Starting at $150
LOT: 083

Miniature megillat esther with colorful decorations. 19th century.

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.
Item sold at $1000 Starting at $150
LOT: 084

Miniature megillat esther with colorful decorations. 20th century.

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.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $150
LOT: 085

Large megillat esther written by hand on parchment, includes a silver case, created by the Hadad brothers. Stamped.

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.
Item sold at $1000 Starting at $500
LOT: 086

Housing for a megillah, made of silver. Europe, end of the 19th century.

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.
Item sold at $1200 Starting at $350
LOT: 087

Megillat esther, written by hand on parchment made from a cow, Yemenite handwriting, end of the 20th century.

24 lines per column, height: 24cm. Complete with corrections and erasures. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $150
LOT: 088

Sefer Torah set in a small format, on parchment. Aron Kodesh made of wood. Torah cover and breastplate made of silver.

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.
Item sold at $2200 Starting at $1500
LOT: 089

Sefer Torah in a small format, written by hand on parchment. Tunis, end of the 19th century.

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.
Item sold at $4800 Starting at $1500
LOT: 090

Sefer Torah written on cow parchment. Italy, seemingly 18th century.

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.
Item sold at $12000 Starting at $1000
LOT: 091

Sefer Torah written by hand on cow parchment. Afghanistan/Iran, 19th century.

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.
Item sold at $2800 Starting at $1000
LOT: 092

Case for a sefer torah made from wood covered in blue, with silver decorations.

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.
Item sold at $900 Starting at $200
LOT: 093

Lot of four different cases for a sefer torah. Jerusalem 20th century.

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.
Item sold at $650 Starting at $200
LOT: 094

Case for a sefer torah, miniature, 9 carat gold. 20th century.

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.
Item sold at $3000 Starting at $800
LOT: 095

Case for a Sefer Torah made of wood, in a small format for children—20th century.

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.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $250
LOT: 096

Case for a sefer torah, miniature one for children. India, 19th century.

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.
Item sold at $3200 Starting at $300
LOT: 097

Miniature Aron Kodesh made of wood for children. Israel, 20th century.

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.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $250
LOT: 098

Decoration for an Aron Kodesh made of wood. Galicia, 19th century.

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.
Item sold at $1500 Starting at $1500
LOT: 099

Decoration for an Aron Kodesh made of wood. Europe, 19th century.

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.
Item sold at $1100 Starting at $800
LOT: 100

Lot of four pieces of parchment with examples of Stam writing of scribes—Holland, 18th century.

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.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120