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09.07.2018 - Auction 19

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LOT: 026

Shulchan Aruch for Students – [Venice, 1584?] with Handwritten Additions, Rare

Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah, in a small format. Without the glosses of the Rema. With many additions and notes in oriental handwriting. [Venice, 1584?]. | Original leather binding, faded. Age stains. Incomplete copy. Rare. | 278 leaves. 14 cm. Overall condition: Fair.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $100
LOT: 027

Portrait Picture of the Maharil Diskin – Lithograph, Monsohn Printing Press

A portrait picture of the Maharil Diskin, lithographic print on cardboard. The lithograph is signed by the Monsohn brothers, and is one of their early works. | Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Yehuda Leib – the Maharil Diskin [1817-1898], also known as the Rabbi of Brisk. He was the rabbi of Jerusalem and the leader of the new settlement in the Land of Israel, known as a genius, righteous man and miracle worker. | 25x23 cm. Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 028

Lot of 13 picture of rabbis.

Admorim of Vizhnitz, Chernobyl, Bohosh, Sadigura, Makova, and Peshversk. Different sizes and conditions, generally good.
Starting at $250
LOT: 029

Medallion with portrait of Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Berlin 1937.

Metal medallion in memory of Rabbi Akiva Eiger, in the center is his portrait. Around is an inscription “in memory of his date of death, 13th of Tishrei 1837.” On the back is an illustration of a pair of lions holding the Two Tablets, and inscriptions in German. Diameter: 9.5cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $200
LOT: 030

Sefer Torah, sofer script on gvil scroll – Morocco, 19th century.

Sefardi handwriting, written nicely by a professional scribe, uniform writing throughout. Ink on red gvil parchment (thick, soft leather). Writing done on the outside part, which causes its unique color: brown/red. Some of it has erasures and corrections done over the years. Not sold as kosher. | Height of the handles: 50cm. Writing: 39cm. 42 lines per column. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $1000
LOT: 031

Sefer Torah written by a sofer on Gvil Parchment with etzei hayim.

Sefardi handwriting, written nicely by a professional scribe, uniform writing throughout. Ink on red gvil parchment (thick, soft leather). Writing done on the outside part, which causes its unique color: brown/red. Some of it has erasures and corrections done over the years. Not sold as kosher. | Etzei Hayyim made of carved wood, in the shape of hoops, some of the upper portion is sharpened in order to put finials on top. Size with handles: 98cm. Parchment: 49cm, Writing: 36cm. 42 lines. Good condition.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $600
LOT: 032

Sefer Torah, sofer writing on parchment – Sefardi writing.

Sefardi handwriting, written nicely by a professional scribe, uniform writing throughout. Ink on red gvil parchment (thick, soft leather). Writing done on the outside part, which causes its unique color: brown/red. Few corrections. Not sold as kosher. | Parchment: 53cm. Writing: 40cm. 42 lines. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $600
LOT: 033

Sefer Torah in a wooden case, Tunisia 1903.

Sefardi handwriting, written nicely by a professional scribe, uniform writing throughout. Ink on red gvil parchment (thick, soft leather). Writing done on the outside part, which causes its unique color: brown/red. Given in a prismatic wooden case with 10 patterns, the upper part of which is a crown. The case is closed using two clasps. Not sold as kosher. Height of the case: 80cm. Diameter: 37cm. Height of the parchment: 58cm. Defects and missing bits in the case. A few corrections to the sefer done over the years. Ok condition.
Item sold at $1200 Starting at $1200
LOT: 034

Sefer Torah in a wooden case plated in silver with golden covering, including stones, rimonim, and a yad. Bukhara/Afghanistan, beginning of the 20th century.

Written by hand on parchment, given in a case. Interior is covered in green velvet, including cutting, welding, and filigree work of the Seven Species and more, with inlaid semi-precious stones, variety of colors. Closes with two clasps. Includes a pair of finials and a matching yad. Total weight: 10.7kg. Height including finials: 78cm. Diameter: 26.5cm. Height of the parchment: 31.5cm. Parchment has stains and ink smudges, underwent various repairs over time. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $6500
LOT: 035

Sefer Torah in a wooden case covered in silver, including silver finials. Israel, 1950s.

Nice handwriting, given in a case that has engraving and embossing work of the silve.r At the top of the crown is filigree work. Closes using two hook closures. Includes a pair of silver finials. Total weight: 14.5kg. Height including finials: 90cm. Diameter: 30cm. Height of the parchment: 42cm. Good condition, not sold as kosher.
Starting at $5500
LOT: 036

Megillat Esther written by hand on parchment and rolled around an etz hayim.

Sefardi handwriting, corrections in a number of places. | Etz Hayyim has holes at the bottom for fitting in a string for carrying. 8 pieces of parchment, 31 columns, 14 lines per column. Height: 18cm. Writing: 14cm. Height of the etz hayim: 36cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 037

Megillat Esther written by hand on parchment.

Sefardi handwriting, nice, uniform. Tear of around 20cm in width on the first and second column. Holes at the end of the megillah after the last page. Ink smudges in a number of places. Not sold as kosher. | 6 pieces of parchment, 23 columns, 20 lines. Height of the parchment: 28cm. Writing: 20cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 038

Megillat Esther HaMelech on parchment. Like new.

Written by a sofer, nice and uniform, on quality parchment. Letters of the “hey” of the king are decorated with tags in the shape of a crown. Kosher, like new. 4 pieces of parchment, 16 columns, 28 lines. Height of the parchment: 28cm. Inscription: 21cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $100
LOT: 039

Seemingly anti-Semitic walking stick. Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

With a handle made of bone, carving work in the shape of a person with two faces (on either side). Length: 92cm. Good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 040

Silver and gilded metal boat covered in enamel, Hungary, 20th century.

Probably Hungary, 20th century. Model of a Galleon merchant ship, a type of large armed sailboat with several decks used by European countries from the 16th to the 18th century for war and commerce. The belly of the boat is done via wood-shaped incision on a sculpted pedestal. A two-story deck with openings covered with red enamel and studded with small stones, 4 masts with red enamel sails, in one of the sails there is a plate with the Ten Commandments. In the center is a white flag enameled with a Star of David in the center. Height: 34cm. Width: 25cm. A similar item was sold at Sotheby’s in April 2017 for $9,000. weight: 1.480 k"g Very good condition.
Starting at $4000
LOT: 041

Violin, 21st century.

Beautiful violin, all of the parts and the bow. The bow’s hairs need to be replaced. Includes a matching case covered in velvet for maximal protection. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $100
LOT: 042

Armenian ceramic natla, hand-made. 20th century.

For washing the hands. Floral decorations and geometric shapes in a variety of colors. In the center is an inscription “Netilat Yadayim.” Two handles for holding. | Missing a little bit of the lip. Height: 16cm. Diameter: 10cm.
Starting at $100
LOT: 043

Natla made of stamped silver, archeological design – Italian, hand-made.

Stamped 925 sterling, with a polished texture. The shiny silver handles hatch on the edge of the cup and connect to the base. The unique finishing (polished) was created specifically to resemble a drop of water splashing across a lake. Inside is gilded. Stamped by the artist. Made in Italy. Height: 19cm, diameter: 12cm. Weight: 342g. Very good condition.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $600
LOT: 044

Natla for Mayim Achronim, silver with niello work. 20th century.

Large natla with handle. Upper portion has an engraving of two fish and the inscription “Mayim Achronim.” Height: 13cm. Weight: 312g. Good condition.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $350
LOT: 045

Karaite mezuzah, Israel-Egypt. Beginning of the 20th century.

Made of metal, with the Ten Commandments. The Karaites don’t have to put a mezuzah up at the entrance to their homes and rooms—according to their interpretation, the verses from Deuteronomy that mention mezuzot are a general commandment to study, to remember, and to repeat the Torah. At the same time, next to public houses and a few residences, they would put a tin board in the shape of the Tablets but without inscriptions. Height: 6.5x7cm approx..
Starting at $200
LOT: 046

Tzedakah box, copper etched with silver. 20th century.

For resting on a table. In the center on both sides is a silver plate relief with the inscription “tzedakah.” At the bottom is a lock (with 2 keys). Height: 13cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 047

Nice case for a shofar, with a ram’s horn shofar inside.

Wooden, handcarved. On one side is inscribed “Teka b’Shofar Gadol,” while on the other is “Shofar” and the Star of David. Inside is covered in velvet. Good condition.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $100
LOT: 048

Siddur Avodat Yisrael, publication of Sinai, Tel Aviv 1959, with silver binding

With stamped silver 925, decorated with filigree work on the front and relief and engraving work of the 12 tribes on the back. Betzalel style. Closed with a clasp. Size: 9x12cm. Generally excellent condition.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $220
LOT: 049

Handsome velvet cover for a sefer torah – North Africa, 1982.

Red, with embroidery in gold of a synagogue, Two Tablets, verses, decorations, the year of donation, and the name of the donor (David ben Zohara and his wife Se’uda bat Miryam). | 77x40cm. Very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 050

Collection of 11 sifrei torah, printed on paper with etzei hayyim and covers.

Some miniature. Most in their original packaging. Rolled around etzei hayyim. Different periods and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $100