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Auction No. 13 - 07.03.2017

 

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LOT: 101

Bronze statue, seems anti-Semitic, in the shape of a praying Jew. 20th century.

Seems to be from Europe, 20th century. Height: 17cm, very good condition. On a marble base. Inscription on the siddur engraved “Aom-Gay”(?).
Item sold at $220 Starting at $180
LOT: 102

Walking stick made of wood, seems to be anti-Semitic. 20th century.

With a carved wooden handle, seems to be a Jew (anti-Semitic). Length: 80.cm. Very good condition.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $180
LOT: 103

Halitza shoe, Europe, 18-19th centuries, rare item.

Made according to the most stringent halakhic requirements, extremely rare. Before us is an item that was in use in the Beit Din in Europe in the 18-19th century, about which a little more info is given: When a woman was widowed from her husband without having any children, and the husband had brothers (even married ones), the process of halitzah was required by the Beit Din before she could marry anyone else. As part of the halitzah ceremony, the widows and brother (the Yavam) state their lack of desire to marry one another and to procreate for the benefit of the deceased. After the dayanim made sure that they wish to undergo halitza and not yibum (marriage), they invite a number of witnesses to be present during the siddur halitza, in order to give the halitza the proper validity. The ceremony itself is composed of quoting a number of pesukim in the Torah on the issue of the halitzah, and the carrying out of the tasks enumerated in them: the woman says the pasuk directed towards the witnesses and dayanim. The dayanim appoint those present witnesses to the halitza. They bring the brother (yavam) a shoe found in the Beit Din especially for this purpose, which he ties to his foot. The shoe has a high ankle, made of one piece of leather, not sewn with linen thread, which has undergone stringent examination according to all relevant halachot. The man ties it onto his right foot, and ties the laces onto his ankle. The man is asked by the Beit Din whether he is prepared to l’yavem the wife of his dead brother, and take the woman as his wife to procreate on behalf of his brother. He answers according to a pasuk from the Torah. A number of additional questions are asked. After his answers, the woman approaches him (according to the directives of the dayanim), unlaces the shoe and takes it off (an act symbolizing his humiliation because he is not willing to l’yavem her). The woman throws the shoe on the ground between them and spits on the ground, in the direction of the shoe, as described in the pesukim (it should be noted that “b’panav” in the pasuk does not mean she must spit in his face, but only in his presence, next to him). After the shoe is thrown and she spits, she says one last pasuk. The dayanim sign a bill of halitza (shtar halitza), which approves that the halitzah has taken place. Extremely rare. Origin: Private collection.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $300
LOT: 104

Set of tools for a butcher—Europe. 19th century. Item fit for a museum.

Knives and sharpening tools with a special case made of wood covered in leather with an embossed inscription “kosher.” An item fit for a museum, unique and rare. Light defects, generally good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $1100 Starting at $700
LOT: 105

Historical item, Mizrach made of olivewood, from the Hurva synagogue. 1909.

With carving of the Kotel and the Temple Mount, with dedication to “Midrash Shlomo” from the Hurva synagogue named after Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid. Unique and interesting item; it is well-known that few items survived the destruction of the Hurva synagogue. Diameter: 32cm. Good condition, origin: Private collection.
Starting at $2000
LOT: 106

Tobacco Case made of bone. 1923.

Bone and silver together, in the center is an embossing of Kever Rachel, on the other side is an engraved inscription: “Ya’amod al-HaBracha Rabbi Shlomo Guvrin, Birkat Hashem from 1923 in Minsk.” Size: 7x4z2cm. Defects. Generally good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $120
LOT: 107

Magen Milah made of silver. Europe, 1770.

Decorated with delicate engraving work, lions holding the tablets, flowers and plants. Inscription: “Haim Bil, the Mohel 1770.” Around the magen is the inscription: “For the mitzvah of Milah.” Height: 9cm, weight: 20g. Very good condition.
Item sold at $750 Starting at $120
LOT: 108

Decorated mila (circumcision) knife out of wood carving.germany. end of the 18th/beginning of the 19th century.

Carved “Akeidat Yitzhak,” the angel holding Avraham’s hand that is holding Yizhak, with the ram nearby. At the bottom of the handle are the words “Brit Milah.” Height: 20cm, defects, generally ok to good condition. Origin: Private collection.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500
LOT: 109

Silver mohel set. 20th century.

Made of different pieces made in the 20th century. A knife, magen milah, bottle, and more. Given in a matching case. Generally good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $750 Starting at $300
LOT: 110

Desk for a student. Germany, 19th century. Rare, unique item.

Desk with table (two bases, four legs), wood carving. The table is in green, topped by an oil painting of a landscape and, added later, writing in Hebrew. The chair matches the table, and has on its back a picture of white roses. The chair’s seat: 35x37cm. Table: 76x51x36cm. Excellent condition, Germany. Rare item, Origin: Private collection.
Item sold at $1000 Starting at $1000
LOT: 111

Shofar for Rosh Hashanah with engraving, Brody community, beginning of the 19th century.

Used in the Brody synagogue, decorated with engraving work, writing in Gothic lettering “Yom Teruah” and “for the great synagogue of Brody.” The Gothic lettering was used in western Europe from the middle of the 12th century until the middle of the 20th. The word “Gothic” comes Italy in the Renaissance. The other side has an engraving of the tokeah. Plants and flowers. Length: 38cm. Light break. Generally good condition. Origin: Private collection.
Item sold at $1500 Starting at $500
LOT: 112

Case for an Etrog, made of silver. In the style of Betzalel work. 20th century.

Decorated with burning work of grapevines, and the inscription from the Tanach of the Four Species. Inscribed in the middle “Betzalel Yerushalayim,” at the top of the box is the shape of a pomegranate made with filigree work. Height: 13cm. Width: 16cm. Weight: 450g. Very good condition.
Item sold at $1600 Starting at $300
LOT: 113

Case for an Etrog, handsomely made out of olivewood. Betzalel, Givat Brenner. 20th century.

With wonderful illustrations of plants and flowers, around the box is a gilded inscription from the Tanach of the Four Species. Signed at the bottom “Betzalel Givat Brenner.” Height: 19cm. Width: 19cm. Very good condition. Brought to sale from a private collection.
Item sold at $1200 Starting at $200
LOT: 114

Handsome silver box for an Etrog, England 1900.

Stamped silver, the year and the city, with later enamel work, colorful drawings, famously made by Heinrich Winograd in 1980. Height: 10cm, weight: 679g. Good condition. Origin: Private collection.
Item sold at $4600 Starting at $800
LOT: 115

Etrog case made of a coconut interlaced with silver. Holland, end of the 19th-beginning of the 20th century.

Stands on a base and three legs made of silver, interlaced with leaves. Height: 18cm. Light defects, generally good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $250 Starting at $250
LOT: 116

Lot of two dreidels, large, made with wood and silverwork. 20th century.

Faces have silverwork on them and letters made of metal. They are stamped 925. Height: 14cm. Width: 2.5cm. Good condition.
Item sold at $140 Starting at $100
LOT: 117

Lot of 8 silver dreidels. 20th century.

Some decorated with cutting work, different sizes and conditions. Total weight: 126g. From a private collection.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $150
LOT: 118

Special drum, darbouka, for Purim. Egypt, 1928, rare and unique.

Bronze drum made especially for Purim, decorated with embossing work, Biblical, traditional symbols of Egypt. The pyramids and classic Egyptian figures. Pasuk about Purim written in large letters. Signature of the artist Shlomo Khadida Levi, 1928. Seemingly used according to the tradition in Egypt to celebrate Purim with mishluchei manot given with drumming and dancing. Height: 28cm, the drumming place has diameter of 21.5 and the top has diameter of 12.5cm. The flap of leather from the place of the drumming was stretched there later. Generally very good condition. Origin in a private collection.
Item sold at $2600 Starting at $200
LOT: 119

Purim gragger made of wood, Europe, end of the 19th century. Special item.

Chassidic figures learning, with a shtender in the center. By pulling the wooden pieces at the bottom, the figures hit the shtender (interesting, unique patent). The central piece has the writing “Arur Haman” and “Arurah Zeresh.” Width: 44cm, very good condition. Origin: Private collection.
Item sold at $1300 Starting at $500
LOT: 120

Noisemaker (grager) for Purim, made of wood. Israel, 1950s.

With burned inscription: “Purim Sameach.” Height: 19cm, width: 17cm. Good condition, brought to auction from a private collection.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 121

Large wooden noisemaker for Purim. 20th century.

Especially noisy made of woodcarving, figure of Haman taking Mordechai on the horse. Inscription at the center: Arur Haman. Good condition. Size: 22x31cm. From a private collection.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 122

Silver noisemaker, stamped 84. Europe, 20th century.

Casting work, decorated with engravings of plants and flowers, the inscription “Arur Haman.” At the edge is a small vial, seemingly for a miniature megillah. Height: 20cm. Weight: 131g. Good condition, from a private collection.
Item sold at $1400 Starting at $150
LOT: 123

Silver noisemaker with filigree work. Israel, 20th century.

With a handle made of casting work, an engraving at the top of a bird. Center of the noisemaker is made of filigree work. Height: 18cm. Width: 20cm. Weight: 160g. Good condition, from a private collection.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $150
LOT: 124

Holder for a bottle of wine, made from bronze, for Purim. 20th century, stamped.

Casting work, decorated with cuttings of scenes from the megillah, such as “Mordechai refusing to give in and bow,” “And Haman did a raffle.” Height: 17cm. Diameter: 10cm. Stamp of the artist, W. Rapoport. Good condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500
LOT: 125

Handsome, fancy wine bottle for Purim. Russia, 1902.

Made of glass covered in delicate, beaded embroidery. Letters and numbers written, 1902, “Simhat Purim,” “Godo,” flowers and plants. Artist name R. TPA. The cork is carved in the shape of a clown. Height: 19cm. Good condition, pretty. Rare and unique Origin: Private collection.
Item sold at $1100 Starting at $1000