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Auction 16 - 06.12.2017

 

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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
LOT: 098

Plate for Havdalah, handwork. Germany, 20th century.

Porcelain plate, in the center is a Star of David and the inscription: “Gut Voch und Gut Yar” (Good week and good year). Between the points of the star are clusters of grapes. Around the margins of the plate is an illustrated inscription in red and black of the verse that is said on Motzei Shabbat when putting the wine on the eyes. Germany. Diameter: 24cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 099

Silver kippah for the holiday. Europe, 19th century.

Woven cotton with silver threads. “Schpanier Arbet” worlk in the Galician style. Embroidered Star of David and leaves. Diameter: around 20cm. Light defects, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $350
LOT: 100

Lot of 3 silver items. 20th century.

1. Base for a silver goblet in the Betzalel style, decorated with burned work of grapes and vines, pomegranates and branches. Inscription of Betzalel. Diameter: 11cm. Weight: 56g. Good condition 2. Base for a silver cup, decorated with engraving work of a Star of David. 10cm diameter. Weight: 45g. Good condition. 3. Pair of silver candlesticks for journeys (they connect), decorated with engraving work, on one “Jerusalem” and on the other “Shabbat Kodesh.” Diameter: 6cm. Weight: 32g. Good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 101

Lot of 5 silver items from different places. 20th century.

5 little plates and bases made of silver. Different makers, places, sizes. The largest is 25cm, the smaller is 10.5cm. Total weight: 830g. Light knocks, generally good condition.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $250
LOT: 102

Lot of 7 silver items and silver-plated items. 20th century.

1. Jewelry box plated in silver, decorated with engraving work of plants and flowers. 9x11x8cm. Light defects. Stamped WNF. Generally good condition. 2. A three-branched candlestick, silver. Height: 15cm, width: 25cm. Light knocks, generally good condition. 3. Pair of silver candlesticks, height: 16cm. Weight: 366g. Generally good condition. 4. Miniature silver cup, stamped 925. Inscribed with the engraving: Zecharya David. Height: 6.5cm. Weight: 39g. Good condition. 5. Vase for a flower, silver, height: 19cm. Weight: 89g.Good condition. 6. Silver plate including decoration made of engraving work, Star of David and plants. In the center is an inscription engraved “Presented by Tifereth Israel 1959”, diameter: 29cm. Weight: 374g. Good condition. 7. Holder for besamim, silver in the shape of a string instrument. Length: 10.5cm. Weight: 14g. Good condition.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $0
LOT: 103

Brass washing cup used by the Chief Rabbi of Tangier, Rabbi Mordechai Banjo, zt”l. Morocco, end of the 19th century.

Rav Mordechai Banjo (1825-1917) used this, and the item is accompanied by a certificate of approval with testimony from the family. Generally good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 104

Metal and gold-plated tobacco case. 20th century.

Decorated with engraving work, at the center is a welded image of the Ten Commandments. Size: 6x3.5cm. Good condition.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $150
LOT: 105

Buckle for a belt, made of silver. Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century.

For a Chazzan, decorated with cutting and repousse work, in the center is a Star of David and the inscription Zion. Probably Jerusalem. 12x5.5cm. Weight: 80g. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 106

Pretty silver wedding ring, 20th century.

At the top of the ring is a building and on its roof are four turrets. At the center of the ring are windows made from delicate, professional cutting work. Embossing of the hands of the Kohanim. Inscriptions engraved “Kol Chatan v’Kol Kala” and “Kol Sasson v’Simchah.” Around the ring are inscriptions made from cutting work, “Mazal Tov.” The ring opens and inside it is a box of a synagogue and inside it is an open sefer torah. Height: 10.5cm. Diameter: 3.2cm. Weight: 107g. Very good condition.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $250
LOT: 107

Silver decoupage, a person fighting an animal. Beginning of the 20th century.

Miniature silver piece, decorated with cutting work of birds, plants, and flowers. In the center with cutting work is a person bearing a sword fighting an animal. Probably European. Length: 9cm. Width: 6cm. Weight: 24g. Good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 108

Miniature embossing integrating brass and silver. A conversation between Talmidei Chachamim. Stamped.

Hammer and engraving work. Designed by the artist Aryeh Sendik. Done during the 1960s, approximately. 5.8x4.8cm. Good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 109

Copper mezuzah housing. Germany, end of the 19th century.

With a window for the letters of Hashem’s name in the mezuzah (included). 4x20cm. Light crack in the upper portion, generally good condition.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $180
LOT: 110

Miniature mezuzah housing. Stamped silver. Walport, Israel, 1950s.

Hammer and gluing work, in the center is the stamped Sh.d.ai, and Israel, done by the artist Yehuda Ludwig Walport. Size: 1.5x8.5cm. Weight: 8g. Very good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 111

Collection of 12 mezuzah housings made from various metals. 1970s.

Nice collection of 12 mezuzah housings, some miniature, with hammer work, engraving, and repousse, with various motifs such as S.D.I, a seven-branched candelabra, Star of David, Kotel, Ten Commandments, and more. Different sizes and conditions, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 112

Yad for a Sefer Torah made of copper. Eastern Europe, end of the 19th century.

Thick and handsome, decorated with repousse work, hammering and engraving of plants and more. Length: 26cm. Diameter: 5cm. Good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 113

Large yad for a sefer torah, silver. Europe, 20th century.

With enamel work. Stamp of the artist (MP) and signature of the silver quality, 84. Russia/Europe. Length: 30cm, weight: 218g. Good condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500
LOT: 114

Lot of 2 yads for the sefer torah, 20th century.

1. Covered in silver, with filigree-work decorations. Cracks and unprofessional welding. Ok condition. Length 22cm. 2. Copper yad with filigree-work decorations. Length 23cm. Good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 115

Lot of 5 yads made of silver of the sefer torah.

Some stamped, some from the 19th century (others from the 20th). Decorated with repousse, engraving, and welding work. One of the decorations is filigree. Different sizes. Length of the smallest is 11.5cm, the largest is 20cm. Total weight: 160g. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $250
LOT: 116

A single Etz Haim for a Sefer Torah—ivory, handwork. – 20th century.

Lower portion has carved wood with figures of plants. Upper portion is made of ivory and wood, enlaying and engraving. With dedication “this sefer belongs to Rabbi Shmuel Katz Pilnick.” Small break with part missing in the upper portion. | Total length including handles: 105cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 117

Decoration for an Aron Kodesh made of wood. Europe, 19th century.

Carving of pair or Kohanic hands (during the Kohanic blessing), holding a crown. In the center is an inscription and the 10 commandments. Height: 44.5cm. Width: 42.5cm. Defects, ok to good condition. From a private collection.
Starting at $800
LOT: 118

Pretty curtain for the Aron Kodesh, decorated with silver thread. In memory of the Jews murdered during the Shoah.

Also has gemstones, done by an artist in memory of the murdered Jews of the Holocaust. In the upper portion are bouquets of flowers and the Star of David. In the center is the crown of Torah and the inscription “Keter Torah” in silver thread, as well as a pair of lions made of silver holding the Ten Commandments. The dedication is “Yehoshua Perschtendig and his partner and their children in memory of their mother Chaya and Shalom of Ashe and Leah and his family, hy”d.” Missing a gemstone. Size: 144x104cm. Tears and defects. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 119

Metal plaque with dedication for a synagogue. Silver, Jerusalem, 1931.

Fine hammer work with decorations of leaves and flowers. In the center is an embossed inscription by the person donating. In the frame of the plaque are holes for hanging it or for a chain. 26x19cm, very good condition.
Starting at $700
LOT: 120

Pair of large, handsome finials made of silver. Hungary, 19th century.

Gilded, at the top is casting work of flowers. Decorated with engraving work done by a machine, wonderful and professional. Stamps: the place Buda, before its union with Pest, and the year, 1800. Height: 39cm. Maximum diameter: 14cm. Weight: 1185g. Very good condition.
Starting at $4000