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23.05.2018 - Auction No. 18

 

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LOT: 426

“Midrash Shlomo” – Embroidery, Jerusalem, 1895.

Wool threads on cardboard, a folk work of Solomon’s library. Around it are the words “Midrash Shlomo,” “Makom Mikdash,” “Kotel Ma’aravi,” “Jerusalem the Holy City” and the year in which it was embroidered. Given inside a sleeve and wooden frame covered in glass. Defects. Not checked outside the grame. Size: 60x49cm. Including the frame: 71x60cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 427

The Western Wall – old painting on cardboard, signed. On the back is a description signed by the artist – Jerusalem, 1924.

As the Western Wall was seen in those days. People praying, either standing or sitting on the ground. By: John Paul C. Glosman, during his visit to Israel. Signed in the lower-right corner. On the back is a long description in English describing his impression during the visit. Given in a wooden frame covered in glass. Size: 28x37cm, including the frame: 44x35cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $3000
LOT: 428

Miniature artwork of “a Talmudic debate.” Europe, end of the 19th century.

Hand-made, signature of the artist in the lower right corner, not identified. Given in a metal frame covered in glass. Size including frame: 12x14cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $400
LOT: 429

S. Nograd (born 1913), Gouache painting on bakelite. Portrait of an Ashkenazi rabbi. Signed, 1960.

In the back of the frame is a glued certificate with details on it from the Safrai Fine Art Gallery, Ltd. Size: 8.5x6cm, light defect to the frame. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 430

Jewish boy – art on bakelite.

Jewish boy wearing a kippah and with forelocks. Betzalel. Signed by the artist: Y. Levi. Wooden frame has come apart. | Without the frame, it is 8x6cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 431

Oil painting on canvas, “A Fiddler,” signed by the artist Johnathan Menaker.

A fiddler playing at night in a shtetl in Eastern Europe, in the background are courtyards, windows lit by light. Size: 50x50cm. Very good condition. The artist was born in 1976 in Russia, studied art from a young age and continued in the field when he moved to Israel in 1991. He is a promising contemporary artist who focuses on Judaica and Jewish art, and succeeds in demonstrating originality and innovation with each work.
Starting at $200
LOT: 432

Oil painting on canvas, “The Shoemaker,” signed by the artist Johnathan Menaker.

An old Jewish shoemaker focused on his work by candelight, with his tzitzit out and his work instruments laid out on the table to his left. The work was inspired by the story of Rabbi Yisrael Salant, who arrived at a shoemaker’s house late at night and saw him sitting and doing his work by the light of the dying candle. The rabbi asked him why he was not retiring from his work, and he replied that "as long as the candle is lit it is still possible to fix things." Rabbi Yisrael was moved by what he said, and applied it even moreso to himself: if the body's needs can be corrected as long as the candle is lit, the soul needs it all the more so since the candle of God is the soul of man. Size: 50x70cm. Very good condition. The artist was born in 1976 in Russia, studied art from a young age and continued in the field when he moved to Israel in 1991. He is a promising contemporary artist who focuses on Judaica and Jewish art, and succeeds in demonstrating originality and innovation with each work.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $300
LOT: 433

Talmidei Chachamim testing a boy – oil on canvas, signed.

Ed Baum, beginning of the 20th century. 26x31.6cm. Good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 434

Eclectic artwork on paper, “an old Jew and boy and a Sefer Torah.” Signed by the artist, Sapir.

Signed in Hebrew and English, and the date 1968. An old man wrapped in a tallis holds a sefer torah. Next to him, a young boy with forelocks kisses and touches the sefer. Wooden frame. 47x68cm. Defects to frame, generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 435

Oil painting on wood, “A Rabbi, Focused.” 1924.

Signed in the lower-right corner, A. Meiny, 1924. | A Rav focused on a sugiyah, a characteristic position, resting his head on his palm and reading a book. Light defects, 50x40cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 436

Portrait, a bearded man wearing a red hat. Oil on canvas. Italy? 18th century.

Possibly a Jew, one of the anusim. Light defects, 40x32cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 437

Oil painting on panel, “girl and old man next to a piano,” signed by the artist Jean Moreau, 19th century.

Girl on her knees turned towards her old father with a piece of sheet music in her hand. The father is sitting in his chair (no sign of life), his head resting back on a pillow, one hand drooped to the side and the other resting on the piano. The work is in a realistic style, probably Europe 19th century. Given in a nice wooden frame, with the engraved name of the artist. On the back is the signature of Lilien. The piece originated in the private collection of the artist Moshe Lilien. 55x45cm. Light defects to frame, generally good condition.
Starting at $5000
LOT: 438

Jews in a Synagogue. Oil on plywood. Unknown artist.

Jews with beards and forelocks, Mizrahi dress, sitting and standing around a table with a sefer and megillot. Signature of the artist in the lower-left corner. Turkey? | Given in a carved wooden frame, with light defects. | Size: 22x21cm. Frame: 25x26cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 439

“Jewish Market” painting. Watercolors on cardboard.

Signature of the artist: Hans Herrmann. Given in a wooden frame (33x42cm). Tear to the right side of the painting. Size of the painting: 19x27cm. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 440

Acre Prison – oil on wood. Unknown artist.

Soldier with a gun stands in front of a group of people marching towards the prison entrance. Signature of the artist in the lower-right corner. | Wooden frame covered in fabric (44x36cm), just the painting: 31x23cm. Good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120