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Auction No. 13 - 07.03.2017

 

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LOT: 151

Large, handsome silver goblet. Germany, 19th century.

With a cover decorated with hammer work, casting, and more. Based on cups that were created in Augsburg in the 17th century. Height: 32cm. Total weight: 400g. Signature not identified. Seems Germany. Good condition, item brought to sale from a private collection.
Starting at $1500
LOT: 152

Silver cup, Germany, 20th century.

For Shavuot, casting work in the style of silver cups that were made in Germany in the 18th century. Inscription from later engraved in: “Matan Torah.” Height: 15cm. Weight: 246g. Good condition, from a private collection.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $150
LOT: 153

Silver cup made by Betzalel, 20th century.

Decorated with embossing and engraving of lions and figures. Around the cup is an embossed inscription: “Kos Yeshuot Esah,” “Ein Simcha Ela B’Yayin” (there is no happiness but in wine), “V’Samachta B’Chagecha.” Height: 10cm. Weight: 173g. Light defects, generally good condition.
Starting at $1200
LOT: 154

Silver cup, dedication from New York 1963.

Decorated with engraving work and enameling of landscapes. Stamped 875, additional stamps. Interesting dedication in Yiddish, translated: “Gift to Yose’leh for his 50th birthday from Aunt Bertha and Uncle Frank.” New York, 5.7.63.
Starting at $150
LOT: 155

Silver cup for the Exodus, Ukraine 20th century.

Casting work with embossing of the exodus from Egypt, very exacting, fine work, in the style of the famous Jewish smith “Baruch Dornhelm.” Height: 6.5cm, weight: 84g. Light abrasion. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $150
LOT: 156

Silver cup with embedded gemstones. Jerusalem, 20th century. Stamped.

Includes a matching silver plate, also with embedded gemstones. Height: 13cm, weight: 435g total. Stamped JR 925 JERUSALEM. From a private collection.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $200
LOT: 157

Lot of 5 silver cups. Israel, 20th century.

4 with names of the rivers of the Garden of Eden. One has inscription made with cutting work: “Kos Yeshuot Esah.” One of them (without the name of the rivers) has delicate engraving work by the artists of “Havei Oz K’Namer, Kal k’Nesher, v’Ratz KeTzvi, v’Gibor k’Aryeh.” (Strong like a leopard, light like an eagle, runs like a deer, and brave like a lion). Max height: 9cm. Total weight: 345g. From a private collection.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $120
LOT: 158

Lot of a silver cup and mezuzah designed by Alexander Lenny Wolfe. 1983-6.

Silver mezuzah housing designed by Alexander L. Wolfe, in the shape of an ancient pitcher, with an embedded pruta coin made of bronze from the Second Revolt, 67-68 C.E. Stamped and numbered 9/613. Dated 1986. Includes the mezuzah inside. Height: 10cm. Total weight: 123g (mezuzah scroll’s kashrut not checked). Accompanied by a signed permission form from the artist. The cup is designed by the same artist with casting and enamel work. Stamped and numbered 33/613, dated 1983 at the bottom. Height: 15cm. Weight: 251g. Good condition. Alexander Wolfe, originally from Scotland, moved to Israel in 1972. He was a well-known designer of seals, amulets, and coins. He became famous for writing a number of scientific articles, and he lectured on those topics. In addition to loaning items to museums across the world for special editions, he displayed exhibits at the Jewish Cultural Center in London on Judaism in the Middle Ages.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $350
LOT: 159

Knife for challot, made of silver. Made by the artist Yehuda Ludwig Wolpert. Stamped.

With embossed inscription: “HaMotzi Lechem Min HaAretz.” Stamped Wolpert Sterling. Length: 33cm. Total weight: 200g. Given in its original case, excellent condition.
Starting at $700
LOT: 160

Silver holder for a Havdalah candle. Central Europe, 19th century.

Casting work, cutting, and engraving. Stamped 800, additional stamps not identifiable. Height: 20cm. Weight: 138g. Good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 161

Silver holder for a Havdalah candle. Europe, 20th century.

Casting and engraving work, includes a drawer that can pull out for besamim, with inscription “boreh minei besamim.” Height: 22cm. Weight: 220g. Good condition, from a private collection.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $150
LOT: 162

Migdal Besamim, gold, 9 carat. 20th century.

With gemstones embedded, decorated with engraving work “minei besamim” and “shavua tov.” Height: 14cm. Weight: 78g. Good condition.
Item sold at $1900 Starting at $650
LOT: 163

Silver case later converted for use with besamim. Poland, 1770.

The top of the case has a bird, and it was later converted for besamim. At the center is engraving work of high quality, birds, plants, and flowers. Stamps: 12, the year 1770. Height: 15cm. Weight: 198g. Good condition. The item is from a private collection.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $150
LOT: 164

Silver object converted for use with besamim. Germany, 19th century.

At the top is a cast of a lion with a shield. The item was later converted for use with besamim. Height: 13cm. Weight: 111g. Good condition, the item is from a private collection.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $100
LOT: 165

Lot of 2 silver besamim cases made in the shape of fish. 20th century.

With eyes made from gemstones. Max length: 23cm. Total weight: 223g. Missing a gemstone in the larger fish. Generally good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $250
LOT: 166

Silver besamim object made with wickerwork. 20th century.

Opens into two sections that screw together in the middle. Length: 52cm. Weight: 164g. Good condition.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $200
LOT: 167

Migdal besamim, silver, in the shape of a harp. Israel, 20th century.

Filigree work in the shape of a harp or lyre. Height: 10cm. Weight: 41g. Good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $100
LOT: 168

Silver migdal besamim, filigree work. Israel, beginning of the 20th century.

With flowers and bells. Height: 14cm. Weight: 63g. Good condition. The item was brought to sale from a private collection.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $120
LOT: 169

Silver migdal besamim. France/Germany, 19th century.

Gothic style, stamp not readable but has a lion standing with a sword in his hand. Height: 16cm, weight: 160g. Generally good condition. The item was brought to sale from a private collection.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $120
LOT: 170

Silver migdal besamim. Warsaw 1867.

Decorated with filigree and engraving work. Made by the artist M. Stern, who was one of the first Jewish smiths who worked in Warsaw after 1850. Signature of the artist and stamp of the bodek hakesef, letters A.S. Height: 19cm, weight: 112g. Good condition, from a private collection.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $120
LOT: 171

Object for rosewater or besamim, silver. Persia, late 19th/early 20th century.

Low-quality silver, decorated with delicate engraving work of rams, birds, and plants. Height: 28cm, weight: 311g. Good condition.
Starting at $350
LOT: 172

Besamim case made of ivory decorated by carving. Israel, beginning of the 20th century.

Carving of the Kotel and an inscription of Jerusalem. At the top is a silver seal. Height: 17cm. Light corrections, generally good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $200
LOT: 173

Migdal besamim, mix of wood and bone. 20th century.

Opens into two pieces that screw together. Height: 21cm. Good condition, from a private collection.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $300
LOT: 174

Make-up item that was converted to hold besamim, made by wood carving. 20th century.

Carving of names of things that composed the ketoret. Cover made of bronze that screws on. Width: 12cm. Light defects, generally good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 175

Lot of 2 migdalei besamim, olivewood. Israel, first half of the 20th century.

Decorated with carving work of the Holy Places. Max height: 25cm. Various defects. Generally good condition. From a private collection.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $120