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Auction 16 - 06.12.2017


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LOT: 073

Anti-Semitic walking stick made of carved wood, Europe 19th century.

At the bottom of the bone section is a light crack. Length: 95cm. Length of the handle: 11cm. Width: 3.5cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 074

Lot of 2 calendars handwritten by Jews secretly during the First World War. Europe, 1916-20. Extremely rare.

Written on journal pages, lines folded lengthwise into years and sewn with string. The first was used for 1917-1918, and each day has listed the old date (1917) and the new (1918). In this calendar are noted also the dates of the Jewish holidays, as well as Rosh Chodesh. The second is from 1920 and notes just Rosh Chodesh, without holidays. 8x21cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 075

Printed cover for challah. New York, beginning of the 20th century.

Lithographic printing on cloth, white with lining. In the center of the cover is a 7-branched menorah, above it an inscription “For Shabbat and Yom Tov.” On the two sides are the blessings for the lighting of the candles, and a supplication in Yiddish. Underneath is the piyyut Bar Yochai. In addition appear: the piyyut Shalom Aleichem, and the nussach of the Kiddush for Shabbat and Yom Tov. In the four corners and in the lower center are pretty drawings of holy places in Israel. The name of the printer appears in the lower center of the cloth: Yosef Schwartz and Son. 43x52cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $100
LOT: 076

Printed tablecloth for Leil HaSeder. Iran, 1921.

With texts of the simanim of the seder and rules for carrying out the Seder in Persian-Hebrew, at the center is a dedication “to the young Nissan Mordechai 1921”. Floral decorations, birds, a hand holding a circle with an inscription of a Star of David and the word Zion. Given in a new frame, 65x78cm. Light stains, faded in a number of places. Generally good condition.
Starting at $1000
LOT: 077

Textile with symbols of the End of Days. Jerusalem, 20th century.

With colorful embroidery of Jerusalem, at the top of the textile is a two-headed eagle, and in the middle is Jerusalem and the snake surrounding it, the symbol of the End of Days and the coming of the Messiah. Flowers in the four corners. Size: 56x48cm. Good condition, rare.
Starting at $700
LOT: 078

Beautiful head covering and fan for a bride. Afghanistan. End of the 19th century.

Colorful fabric with silver decorations. Nacre, gemstones, and a long ribbon going down and covering the hair in the back. The length of the head covering in the back: 80cm. Height of the covering for the face: 28cm. Diameter: 20cm. Includes a colorful fan, handmade from decorated cloth and a wooden handle and with embroidery work. Length of the handle: 39.5cm. Fan: 31x20cm. The items are in good, pretty condition.
Starting at $700
LOT: 079

Crystal cornucopia. 20th century.

Decorated with metal covering, filigree work and gemstones. Length 60cm. Missing one stone. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 080

Shofar for Rosh Hashanah with engraving. Europe, 19th century.

Used in a synagogue, decorated with engraving work and an inscription in Gothic lettering: “Blow that month the Shofar.” Gothic lettering were used in Western Europe from the mid-12th century until about the middle of the 20th. The name Gothic is given to the method used in Italy during the Renaissance. Around the shofar are engravings of plants and flowers. Length: 31cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500
LOT: 081

Expensive, wonderful silver Etrog case. 20th century.

Decorated with repousse techniques, engraving and enamel work hand-done by an artist. On the cover is an embossing of the four species. Around the box are wondering embossing of Jerusalem, the Kotel, Jews holding the four species during prayers at the synagogue, and various landscapes. Stamped 925. Size: 9.5x11x15cm. Weight: 603g. very good condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $300
LOT: 082

Box for an Etrog made of silver. Eastern Europe, end of the 19th century.

Repousse and engraving techniques, in the shape of an Etrog with a base. Height: 9cm. Width: 14cm. Weight: 126g. Good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 083

Silver Etrog case mixed with gemstones. Jerusalem, 20th century.

Decorated with filigree work and gemstones. Stamped 925. Height: 20cm. Weight: 197g. Good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 084

Pewter and Brass case for a minature megillat Esther.

A cylindrical case. At the center is an engraving of the words “Megillat Esther,” and a decorated plaque for engraving the name of the owners. The case’s cover and the bottom are decorated with nice embossings of flowers and plants. At the bottom of the case is a handle decorated in gold, connected to a wonderful crown on top of the megillah, which rotates together with it. Cases made of pewter are rare and not often found. Size of the housing: length 8cm, diameter 4.5cm. Including the handle and crown: 17cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $100
LOT: 085

Miniature silver case for a Megillat Esther. Copy according to the Alt-Vienna style, end of the 19th century.

Stamped Alt-Vienna by 1860 and the stamp M.G. Seem not to be original, done later on the megillah housing. The case is decorated with nice decorations, floral and geometric shapes. At the bottom of the case are petals, from within which one can see the decorated rolling handle. At the top of the megillah is a figure of a bird connected to the handle and which rotates together with it. The case has a silver clasp with a matching handle. Size of the housing: length 9cm, diameter 4cm. The length including the handle and bird: 20cm. Weight: 195g. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $750 Starting at $700
LOT: 086

Pesach plate, Betzalel Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century.

Copper covered in silver, Betzalel work. Around the plate are repousse and engravings in wonderful work, of the journeys of Bnei Yisrael and scenes from the Hagaddah. At the center is an engraving and embossing of Ma Nishtanah, around depressions for the simanim of the seder. At the top of the bowl is the engraving Betzalel. A piece for hanging it (original) is on the back. Diameter: 33cm. Rubbing off of the silver. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500
LOT: 087

Large and handsome plate for the Seder. Silver, Germany, beginning of the 20th century.

At the center are engravings of the simanim for the seder, with embossing and engraving work. Around are repousse and engravings of the table on the Seder, and Moshe and Bnei Ysirael in the desert, with decorations of fruit and flowers. Diameter: 47cm. Weight: 1320g. Very good condition.
Item sold at $1500 Starting at $1500
LOT: 088

Funnel for Wine—Kosher for Pesach. Eastern Europe.

Made of copper, with an embossing of the words: Kasher L’Pesach. Length: 11cm. Maximum diameter: 8cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $100
LOT: 089

Parchment megillah for counting the Omer, 18th century. Rare.

Seder of counting the omer, according to Edut HaMizrach. Ink on parchment, done by an artist. Three lines of blocks, in the upper row are the days, in the middle are the weeks that have passed, and on the bottom are the days of the current week. Underneath each space is an inscription with the wording of the blessing for that day. With illustrations of plants. The writing was repeated with marker during a later period, and the ink has smudged a little in a number of places. Four pieces of parchment connected. Length around 172cm. Width: 11cm. Ok to good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 090

Dead Sea Stone goblet, Jerusalem, end of the 19th century-beginning of 20th.

Bitumen (Dead Sea stone) cup decorated with engraving work of holy places: the Kotel, the Cave of Doubles. Location of the Mikdash and Rachel’s Tomb. In the upper portion is the engraving: Jerusalem. A similar goblet appears in the “Artists of the Land of Israel in the 19th century” (published by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1979, pages 151-153). Height: 15cm, diameter: 8cm. Good condition.
Item sold at $1500 Starting at $1500
LOT: 091

Lot of a plate and set of silver cups. Betzalel-Zadok, beginning of the 20th century.

1. Silver plate decorated with torchwork. At the center is the inscription: “If I forget thee O Jerusalem.” With grapes and vines around the plate, and the 12 tribes. Diameter: 24cm. Very good condition. 2. Set of cups decorated with filigree work, stamped Zadok. One cup is larger and decorated with filigree work, in the center are 3 archaeological coins. Height: 14cm. The 6 matching smaller ones are 10cm. Weight: 556g. Very good condition.
Item sold at $650 Starting at $600
LOT: 092

Base plate for a Kiddush cup, with engraving. Silver 84 stamped.

With engraving: in the center is the word Zion with a Star of David (in each of its 6 sides is a letter creating the words “Star of David”). Around the plate are engravings of the words “Kos Yeshuot Esah, u’veShem Hashem Ekra, savri maranan Baruch Ata Hashem Elokeinu Melech Hashem.” Diameter: 12.5cm. Weight: 106g. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 093

Wonderful, unique set for Shabbat and Havdalah, brass and silver with gold, a limited and numbered edition.

The bottoms separate to make a pair of miniature candlesticks. Around the cup are inscriptions made from repousse work, “Boreh Pri HaGafen” and on the migdal “Boreh Minei B’samim,” with embossing of plants and flowers. The set was released by the Council of Ministers of the Union of Jewish Communities. The copy before is 56 out of 600. Height of the B’samim: 14cm. The cup: 11.8cm. Candlesticks: 6cm. Very good condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 094

Glass bottle with silver decorations, including two silver plugs and a pendant. 20th century.

Includes a matching silver cover and a pendant for hanging with the embossing “L’Chayim.” In addition is another silver plug with the embossing “Yayin Yismach Levav Enosh” (defective). Height: 23cm. Width: 11cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $120
LOT: 095

Salt platter of silver. Stamped. Iraq, 19th or 20th century.

With two spaces, one for salt and one for pepper. They are in the shape of pentagrams, with a matching cover. It is probable that each of them was decorated in the shape of a Star of David. In the center is a handle which is also decorated and has a crown, used also to lock them. Height: 9.5cm. Widt: 13cm. Weight: 219g. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $350
LOT: 096

Migdal Besamim, wonderful and large, made entirely of silver with filigree work. In the style of Galicia, 18th century, extremely rare. Beginning of the 20th century.

Huge and wonderful migdal made with filigree work by an artist in the Galician style from the 18th century. At the bottom are 6 drawers that open. Seemingly made in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 20th century. Height: 64cm. Width: 13cm. Weight: 2.2kg. Light defects. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $15000
LOT: 097

Besamim case made of silver in the shape of a Venetian gondola. 20th century.

Filigree work. Length: 16cm. Height: 3cm. Weight: 49g. Light defects, the door doesn’t close. Generally very good condition, and pretty.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $180