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05.09.2018 - Auction 20

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LOT: 125

Sitting Channukiyah, Eastern Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

Integration of screwing, welding, and hammering. 8 branches that are screwed in. On the back are decorations of flowers. In the center are lions holding the Tablets. Upper portion is a crown. Shamash on the right side. On the back is stamped and engraved the number 4. Length 15cm. Height: 14cm. Width: 4cm. Weight 234g silver.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 126

Stamped silver Channukiyah—Israel, 1950s.

Stamped 925. Hammer, cutting, welding, and screw work. Back is sculpted, with a crown on top, below which are two lions holding date palms, between which is the inscpriont “Hanerot Halalu.” Base is case with legs, small cups for oil. The shamash can be removed. Israel, 1950s. Dedication engraved. Height 20cm, length 21, generally good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 127

Metal Channukiyah, rare and unique shape—North Africa, 19th century.

Shaped like a flower, with 8 petals that serve as branches of the Channukiyah. The wicks tilt inwards toward the center of the flower and get oil from a common reservoir. The Channukiyah stands on a central leg that stands on a three-levelled base. Height 21cm, width 22cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 128

Miniature Channukiyah, rare—14k gold.

Casting work. On the back is a semi-circular landscape of Jerusalem. Rare item. Width 4.5cm, height 2cm, depth: 1cm. Weight: 8g. Generally good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 129

Lot of 12 Channukiyot. Israel, 20th century.

Different sizes and shapes. King David, Maccabees, oil jugs, lions, and more. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $150
LOT: 130

Candlestick for shabbat stamped silver —Russia.

Lone candlestick made entirely of silver, decorated with wonderful, rich relief work of grapevines and grape clusters. Square, large base (which is most of the weight of the candlestick). | Purchased at the Sotheby’s Auction House in 1993. Height 38cm, width 19cm. Weight: 962g. Generally good condition.
Starting at $1000
LOT: 131

Pair of handsome candlesticks, bronze with Italian Carrara marble. France, 19th century.

Shaped like vases, with relief of angels, flowers, and shapes. Made mainly of bronze, on a base that has marble. The body of the stick also has a layer of marble at the bottom. Height 47cm, diameter 20cm, generally good condition.
Starting at $800
LOT: 132

Pair of tall candlesticks. Stamped silver—Austria.

Huge candlesticks, around 50cm tall, made of silver. Shape reminiscent of Italian marble columns, with minimalistic lines and shapes. Each stick has three reliefs of a lion on the body, and three additional lions at the bottom bearing the candlestick. Wonderful work by an artist, Austria, 20th century. Height: 48cm. Diameter: 15cm. Weight: 1236g. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $700 Starting at $600
LOT: 133

Finials for a sefer torah, silver, the Chesed v’Emet company, 1924.

Silver with gold plating, handmade with filigree work. They come apart into six pieces, in the center are six windows in the shape of the Tablets, with bells in the upper portion, a crown and a Star of David at the top. Weight: 610g. Diameter 7cm, height 30cm. Generally good condition, light knocks from use.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $800
LOT: 134

Pair of large finials for a sefer torah covered in silver, casting work from a cut mold—20th century.

Shapes of flowers in the cast, with welding and engraving work. At the top is a Star of David. Two lines of bells in the middle. The lower part has a dedication in memory of the person for whom these are dedicated. Two bells are disconnected. | Height: 41cm. Width: 9cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 135

Crown for a sefer torah, stamped silver, Israel, 20th century.

Cutting work by a machine, welding, handwork of three levels, decorations of flowers and bells, stamped silver “Shiluvim S C 0.990” Diameter 19cm, height 34cm, weight 1090g. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $1100
LOT: 136

Crown for a sefer torah, silver, 20th century.

Hammer work of plants and flowers. 12 bells. Dedication probably inserted later. Location and period of making are unknown, probably Israel, 1980s. Height 40cm, diameter 28cm. Weight 2425g.
Item sold at $1800 Starting at $1800
LOT: 137

Printed, colorful decoration for a sukkah. The Binding of Isaac. Jerusalem, 19/20th century.

Incorporates holy sites as well, such as the Kotel, the Cave of Patriarchs. Variety of colors. Given in a frame from the period. Height 40, width 50cm (not including frame). Generally very good condition.
Starting at $700
LOT: 138

Decoration for a Sukkah—20th century.

Colorful decoration for a sukkah on Bristol paper. With the “Yehi Ratzon” prayer for inviting the Ushpizin, names of the seven Ushpiizim, above them an eagle spreading its wings, and below it the verse “as an eagle enlightens his nest.” Around it are illustrations of plants, gates, and geometric shapes, in which are seven circles representing the Ushpizin, each of which has a verse relating to one of them, with matching illustrations. Folding and light tears in the white margins, no damage to text. | 17x25cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 139

Historical broadsheet on Yamim Tovim in Tiberias.

Written on paper, poster regarding days on which Tahanun is not said in Tiberias because of the miracles that took place for the Jewish peoplethere that they refer to as Purim Katan. 13th of Nissan, Purim bnei Mater, 14th and 15th of Tammuz, Purim Ibrahim Pasha 7th of Elul, Purim Ibrahim Pasha 4th of Kislev. At the bottom a ta’am is given as to why these dates are remembered written by hand by Rav Shimon Vaknin, a sage of Tiberias. Tear along the length of the paper. Glued to cardboard. 23x15cm. Ok condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 140

Lot, 3 booklets of takkanot. Ancona.

Rules and orders for the Jewish community of Ancona, 1657-1743. Italian. On thick, quality paper. Wide margins. Jacket bindings. 15, 12, 11 pages. 20cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $350
LOT: 141

Poster from Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzira, the Baba Sali. Rare.

Poster calling on “emigrants of Morocco and the surrounding areas” to participate in a protest against autopsies that would take place in Jerusalem. With correction by hand because of a printing error. At the top is a notice that it is a “call from the Admor Israel Abuhatzira.” Da’at printing, Jerusalem. Rare. | The Baba Sali lived from 1889-1984, was the son of Rabbi Masoud, rabbi of Tafilalt (Morocco), son of the Admor Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzira. A gaon in both the revealed and mystical Torah, holy and pure from his youth. Served as chief rabbi of Arfoud and its surrounding areas. In 1964 he moved to Israel and set up his residence in Netivot. Sages and others would come to his home to receive advice and blessings, and he is known as a miracle worker across the Jewish people. His grandsons were the famous Admors of the Abuhatzira family. | Signs of folding, stains, tear with minimal missing text at the top. 35x25cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 142

Coronation booklet of the Gaon Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank to the Jerusalem Rabbinate.

Composed by one of his students, published by the Histadrut “Adat Yerushalayim.” Jerusalem 1935. Includes his picture, story of his life, coronation, letters of blessing, and more. Only edition. | He lived 1873-1961, was rabbi of Jerusalem, a great posek, a founder of the Chief Rabbinate, member of the Council of Torah Sages, and Chief Ashenazi Rabbi of Jerusalem from 1936-1961. Born in Kovna, he studied at the Telz and Slobodka yeshivot, and after immigrating to Israel continued studying at the Torat Hayyim yeshiva. In 1908 he was appointed as a dayan at the Ashkenazi court in Jerusalem, and in 1918 was appointed Av Beit Din, after the resignation of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook, who was appointed Rabbi of Jerusalem, but he refused to be made Chief Rabbi of Israel. Thousands of his halachic responsa were printed in the series “Shot Har Zvi.” | 52 pages. 16cm, generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 143

Eulogy of Rav Shach for the Admor Rabbi Yoelish of Satmar—Bnei Brak, 1979. Only edition, rare.

Eulogy of Rav Shach (1899-2002), head of the Ponevezh yeshiva and leader of Lithuanian Jewry. The Admor Rabbi Yoelish Teitelbaum of Satmar (1887-1979), the “V’Yoel Moshe” opposed Zionism and Agudat Yisrael fiercely. This is a rare, historic item, given the extreme difference in worldview between the Rabbi of Satmar and the Rav Shach, a head of Agudat Yisrael at the same time. | 8 pages, 21cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 144

Large poster from World War I—New York 1918.

Poster by the Jewish Welfare Board calling on Jewish civilians to support the war effort. Illustration of soldiers fighting and an inscription “Civilians, when we go through this we need all the help and comfort you can give.” Below the inscription is a Star of David. Designed by Sidney Rosenberg. Printer not referenced. New York, November 11, 1918. The organization was founded during WWI, in order to support Jewish troops serving in the US military. Tears in the margins without missing text. 58x85cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 145

Lot of 2 broadsheets on the kuppah of Rabbi Meir ba’al HaNes—Jerusalem 1904/1931.

1. From 19th of Kislev, 1903, in Hebrew and Yiddish, signed by Rabbi Shmuel Salant and the Gaon HaAderet, bearing the title “don’t separate yourself from your friend,” about the issur of changing the target of the kuppah. To the right is a list of about 100 rabbis of the past and present who signed forbidding the target of the kuppah. 2. Poster from 2nd of Shvat, 1931. Written on both sides in three languages (Hebrew, Yiddish, and English). Signed by Rabbi Yosef Haim Zonenfeld and Rav Kook (separate letters). Same subject. Different sizes and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 146

Ashkenazi Sefer Torah, nice handwriting. Jerusalem. First half of the 20th century.

Decorated etzei hayyim with carving of wood in the upper portion. Inscriptions of holy sites. Comes with a red velvet jacket with embroidery. Height of the parchment: 56cm. Not sold as kosher.
Item sold at $1000 Starting at $500
LOT: 147

Sefer Torah on klaf parchment given inside a pretty case – Israel, 20th century.

Written by hand on parchment according to the Yerushalmi Sfardi nusach, pretty handwriting, uniform writing throughout. Not sold as kosher. Given inside a pretty case, made of colored wood done with micrography work of the Mikdash, with texts from Neviim and the Megillot. In the upper portion are verses relating to Jerusalem, plus Ten Commandments and Stars of David. At the top of the housing is a crown of carved wood, gilded finials with crowns and bells. The interior is covered in red velvet, and in the upper portion is a dedication. Two clasps for closing, plus a yad and a chain for hanging. Size of the parchment: 44cm. Text: 42 lines, 32cm. Height of the housing: 53cm. Including the crown: 75cm. Diameter of the housing: 29cm. Height of the finials: 26cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $650 Starting at $600
LOT: 148

Sefer Torah on parchment, nice handwriting, with bent letters and tagged decorations. Germany, 18/19th century.

Old sefer torah, ancient Ashkenazi script, with block letters and tagging, including rare appearances of certain letters. Letters are shaped in the ancient style—including rare, cursive tags. Bent “peys”, “chets,” and special decorations for “lamed,” “nun” and others. The writing is according to the ancient Ashkenazi style regarding missing and added letters, open and closed paragraphs, large and small letters. Rambam mentions this style in Hilchot Sefer Torah Chapter 7, halacha 8. This style slowly disappeared over the years, since it was not uniform among different versions and the Rambam’s tshuva said the sefer torah was still kosher without the blocked tagging and changed letters. The tagging mesorah is still preserved in some Ashkenazi Torahs from later periods, but over the last few generations almost no Torahs are written of this sort. Height of the parchment: 73cm. Height of the text: 61cm. Condition: in relation to the age of the sefer, it is in good condition. Healthy script throughout, all of the parchment pieces are original and complete. Not sold as kosher.
Item sold at $3000 Starting at $1500
LOT: 149

Megillat Esther on parchment in a wood case.

Written by hand on quality parchment in nice Yemenite handwriting. The first half of the 20th century. 25 lines per column. Height of the parchment: 31cm. Including the handle: 55cm. Defect to the housing. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $100