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22.11.2018 - Auction 21

Auction no. 21

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LOT: 101

Shiviti Ner Tamid for a Chazzan’s box. Metal. 20th century.

With a plate for lighting the Ner Tamid. Probably from Israel. Height: 48cm. Width: 21cm. Signs of rust (hole in the center next to the name of God). Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 102

Lot, 3 tzedakah boxes of the Bikur Holim hospital—Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century.

Made of tin, with an opening at the top and back/bottom. For Bikur Holim, the Talmud Torah Etz Hayyim, with pictures of those institutions, and inscriptions in Hebrew and English with the name of the institution, its goal and significance. On one of the boxes appears the address of the offices in New York, but on the other two is an inscription in Yiddish that the founder is the Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Salant. Various sizes and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 103

Tobacco box from Israel, end of the 19th century.

Made from horn with engraving of the Kotel. Size: 4x8cm. Good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 104

Lot of 2 old purses made of silver. End of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century.

1. Mesh purse with silver beads on the bottom and a chain for carrying. The clip for closing is also made of silver. The inside is coated with fabric to protect whatever’s inside. 21x12cm. Weight: 172g. 2. Purse stamped N (Nuremberg) on the bottom, made of fabric. The upper part is made of stamped silver. Decorated with relief work of wonderful floral patterns. The closing mechanism works and is made of silver, and there is a long strap for carrying it that can be adjusted, also made of silver. 14x21cm, weight 134g. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 105

Lot of 2 collars for a tallis, made of silver.

1. Made delicately with pure silver thread. Length: 84cm, width: 7cm. 2. Pure silver thread work. Length: 59cm. Width: 6cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 106

Tzitzit for kids—end of the 19th/beginning of 20th century.

Made of linen with traditional black stripes, as accepted among the Ashkenazim. The strings have been very well preserved, and are connected to the begged using one hole according to the minhag of the Gra and Chabad. The tzitzit is kosher and can be used with a bracha. Stains. Length: 65cm. Width: 25cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 107

Cover for a shofar, embroidery—Jerusalem.

Nice embroidery work in light blue on a white cloth background. Under the embroidery is a verse on Akeidat Yitzhak, the figure of Yitzhak bound on the altar, Avraham with the angel, and the ram. Few more verses. Tears in the margins. 66x53cm. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $700 Starting at $180
LOT: 108

Silk cloth, printed, for challot. Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century.

Cloth for covering challot, lithograph printing on light blue silk. In the center is a menorah, above which is the inscription “For Shabbat and Yom Tov.” On either side are the blessings for candles, and a prayer in Yiddish. Also appear the piyyutim Shalom Aleichem, Eshet Chayil, and Bar Yochay, and the words of the kiddushim for Shabbat and Yom Tov. In the upper and lower portions are nice illustrations of holy places in Israel. Name of the printer appears in the lower right-hand corner, “Even A.L. Monzon, Jerusalem.” 54x65cm. Stains. Fraying at the edges. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 109

Printed silk cloth for challot, Even Monzon printing--Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century.

White silk. In the center is a menorah, above which is the inscription “For Shabbat and Yom Tov.” On either side are the blessings for candles, and a prayer in Yiddish. Also appear the piyyutim Shalom Aleichem, Eshet Chayil, and Bar Yochay, and the words of the kiddushim for Shabbat and Yom Tov. In the upper and lower portions are nice illustrations of holy places in Israel. Name of the printer appears in the lower right-hand corner, “Even A.L. Monzon, Jerusalem.” Stains. 60x46cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $120
LOT: 110

Lot of 5 wimpels—Europe, end of the 19th century.

Sashes made of linen fabric, previously used as diapers for thebaby at circumcision (and later to wrap the Sefer Torah). On the cloth is illustrated in nice calligraphy (variety of colors) the name of the baby, date of his birth, and various blessings, with additional illustrations of a Sefer Torah, chuppah, and more. The Jews of Ashkenaz would, when a boy would reach the age of 13, during his Bar Mitzvah, wrap a sefer torah in this sash made from his diaper when he went up to receive his Aliyah. This minhag is first referenced in the book Minhagei HaMaharil. It was accepted among those of Western Europe until the beginning of the 20th century. | Names of the boys and their dates of birth: 1. Yishmael ben Tzvi, 13th of Cheshvan 1890. 2. Shmuel ben Yishay Shalit, 9th of Sivan 1893. Shmuel ben Lipmann Bloom, 3rd of Tammuz, 1879. 4. Yisrael ben Binyamin Dreyfus, 12th of Elul 1897. 5. Issachar ben Alexander, 23rd of Adar 1891. Various sizes and conditions, average length of 3-4 meters. Generally good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 111

Lot of 6 wimpels—Europe, 19th century.

Sashes made of linen fabric, previously used as diapers for the baby at circumcision (and later to wrap the Sefer Torah). On the cloth is illustrated in nice calligraphy (variety of colors) the name of the baby, date of his birth, and various blessings, with additional illustrations of a Sefer Torah, chuppah, and more. The Jews of Ashkenaz would, when a boy would reach the age of 13, during his Bar Mitzvah, wrap a sefer torah in this sash made from his diaper when he went up to receive his Aliyah. This minhag is first referenced in the book Minhagei HaMaharil. It was accepted among those of Western Europe until the beginning of the 20th century. | 1. Totrus ben Reuvan, 27th of Sivan 1859. 2. Getch ben Yitzhak, 26th Tevet 1894. 3. Moshe ben Yitzhak Braunsweig, 14th Av 1877. 4. Eliyahu ben Binyamin, 14th Adar 1875. 5. Yaakov ben Elyakim Bloom, 18th Tishrei 1890. 6. Meir ben Naftali Schmell, 24th Av 1888. | Various sizes and conditions, average length of 3-4 meters. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $250 Starting at $250
LOT: 112

Platter fo challot, silver, Vienna end of the 19th century.

Hammer work, casting, cutting, with the inscription “Gut Shabbos” and lions holding a Star of David. Stamped ES, 495. Frame of flowers done with cutting work. Size: 24x38cm.
Starting at $1150
LOT: 113

Wooden platter for bread. Germany, 20th century, rare.

Large challah platter. Decorated with wonderful carvings: at the top is the shape of an open megillah, with embossed inscription “Echol b’Simcha Lechemchah.” Lower portion has a flower and wheat relief. 55x40cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $950 Starting at $600
LOT: 114

Pewter plate with lion engraving. Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

Professional engraving in the center, crown with lions holding the letters R, G. Diameter 24cm. Stamped on the back. Light scratches. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 115

Pewter plate for the seder. Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

Around the bowl are inscriptions of “Pesach,” “Maror,” and “Matzah.” In the center is an engraving of a Star of David. Diameter: 32cm. Stamped on the back. Scratches. Generally good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 116

Utensil for bitter herbs made of pewter, in the shape of a wagon—Germany, beginning of the 20th century.

Pretty wagon for bitter herbs. The wheelbarrow is one piece, which holds a bowl that bears the bitter herbs (and is made of brass). On one side is the inscription “Pesach,” on the other “Maror.” Height: 9cm. Length: 27cm. Width: 7cm. Very good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 117

Wooden noisemaker. Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

Especially noisy. Made of two wheels and noisemaking pieces. 26x11x13cm. Generally good condition, few knocks.
Starting at $100
LOT: 118

Megillah housing, silver, Betzalel work, stamped.

Decorated with filigree and gemstones. In the center is the inscription “Megillat Esther,” and stamp of Betzalel Jerusalem. Suitable for a 12cm megillah. Max height: 28cm. Weight: 197g. Missing a number of gemstones. Generally good condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 119

Silver wedding ring. 20th century.

Top of the ring is the shape of a house. In the center is an inscription made with delicate cutting work “Kol Sason v’Kol Simchah.” Height: 6.5cm, width: 2cm. Weigth: 15g. Very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 120

Silver mezuzah case, Europe, 19th century.

Upper portion has a crown and decorations of vines and leaves, hammer work. Stamped 800. Weight: 124g, 5x15cm.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $400
LOT: 121

Copper, handmade mezuzah case—Europe, 20th century.

Decorated with relief work and hammering. At the top is crown that sits on birds. Window in the middle. On either side are two pillars and additional decorations. 15x5cm, generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 122

Copper mezuzah case, Indian style. Israel, 20th century.

Decorated with relief work and hammering work. S.D.I in the center made with cutting work. 14x4cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 123

Shofar with engraving for Rosh Hashanah. 20th century.

Used in a synagogue, decorated with engraving and inscription in Gothic lettering. Gothic lettering was used in Western Europe from the mid-12th century approximately until the middle of the 20th. Length: 31cm. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 124

Etrog case made of copper plated in silver, Europe, 19th century.

Wonderful etrog case. Upper portion has leaves and flowers, and the etrog is made with hammering, cutting, casting, and welding. Shape of a gourd sitting on leaves. Height: 15cm. Diameter: 21cm.
Starting at $900
LOT: 125

Lot of 5 yads made of silver. Betzalel style, 20th century.

Most stamped 925, decorated with nice filigree work and bearing chains for hanging them (made of silver as well). Some have a dedicatory inscription. Various sizes and conditions, total weight 238g. Generally good condition.
Starting at $250