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Auction 16 - 06.12.2017

 

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LOT: 121

Pair of finials for a sefer torah. Metal, Yemen, 19th century.

Made as a tower with four levels with polygons of ten and fourteen ribs. At the top is a round end and at their base are tin sheets for dressing on the Torah scroll. 24cm. Very good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 122

Pair of silver finials for Jerusalem sefer torahs. End of the 19th century

Welding, screwing, and filigree work, Israel (seemingly Jerusalem). Height: 22cm, width: 6.5cm. Weight: 447g. Includes a stand with a Star of David and the inscription Zion. Very good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 123

Pair of silver finials for a sefer torah, casting work from a cut mold—seemingly Costantin-Algiers, end of the 19th century.

“Algiers…the last quarter of the 19th century, the style was based on an original from Livorno, Italy, and there are a number of similar examples in collections around the world.” (Catalogue, 50 Tzivlistia Rimonim, 1988, Tel Aviv University, Item #15), as was common in finials in Algiers. Probably done by the smith Yosef Tzaktzik and his sons (see the similar item sold by us in Sale 4, item #228). Height: 48cm, width: 10cm. Total weight: 2500g.
Starting at $5000
LOT: 124

Pair of silver finials, with gemstones. 20th century,

Turkmen rimonim, decorated with embossing and welding work and gemstones. Height: 22cm, weight: 287g. Generally good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 125

Pair of silver finials. Djerba. Beginning of the 20th century. Rare.

Large and rare silver finials. Djerba-Tunis. Decorated with professional hand-done embossing. The upper portion has a medallion. Dedication on one of them “By Yaakov ben…” and the other “David Etvoti.” Height: 40cm. Weight: 672g. Defects and later welding. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $1600 Starting at $1000
LOT: 126

Pair of miniature finials for a sefer torah in the shape of hands. Inscription Ben Porat Yosef. Iraqi style, beginning of the 20th century.

Inscription on both is Ben Porat Yosef. 5.2x11cm. Good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $100
LOT: 127

Metal Chanukkiyah, Holland, end of the 19th century.

Chanukkiyah for hanging, on the back are 8 half-spheres in the shape of a rainbow. Length: 20cm. Height: 8cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 128

Silver Chanukkiyah, Betzalel, beginning of the 20th century.

Betzalel work, at the top are inscriptions made with embossing, “Betzalel Jerusalem” and the shape of an old coin. At the center are two lions holding the menorah and above them the Star of David with embossing of the pillars Yachin and Boaz. At the bottom is the inscription “HaNerot Halalu” and a later inscription “To Yisrael Shachar from Yossi Margalit, Local Council of Katzir-Harish.” 6x15.5x24cm, weight: 415g. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $650 Starting at $400
LOT: 129

Brass Channukiyah, Austro-Hungary, beginning of the 20th century.

On the base are embossings of plants and more. Height: 34cm, width: 29cm. Good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 130

Channukiyah, copperplated in silver. Warsaw, beginning of the 20th century.

Hammer work, sawing, machine casting. Crown, lions holding the menorah. Height: 23cm. Width: 23cm. Silver plating is peeling and smudged. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $300
LOT: 131

Brass Channukiyot, stamped—Hans Teppich. Jerusalem, 1950s.

It is made like a reflector, to increase the effect of the light of the Channukah candles. Maximum size: 22x20cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $300
LOT: 132

Pair of silver candlesticks. Germany, end of the 19th century.

Decorated with plants and flowers, professionally done by hand in the style of candlesticks from the 17th century. Done by an artist with casting, embossing, and engraving. Stamps of a moon, a crown, and the number 800. Height: 11.5cm. Lower diameter: 9.5cm. Total weight: 218g. Germany/Europe. Generally good condition.
Starting at $450
LOT: 133

Pair of copper candlesticks, Russia, beginning of the 20th century.

Casting and screwing work. Height: 26cm. Stamp in Russian, seemingly beginning of the 20th century. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 134

Oil menorah for Shabbat. Iraq, end of the 19th century.

Miniature oil menorah, in the shape of a star for an oil saucer. Size: 5.5x7cm. Signs of use. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 135

Illustrated ketubah On parchment. Gibraltar 1939.

For the groom Menachem ben Menachem Shmuel Tziriro, with the bride Sarah Doron Didiya Dudu. Written on parchment. Written in pen. Block lettering for the names of bride and groom, the word Chai is emphasized. At the top is a colorful, handsome crown, on either side are gold letters “b’simana tova u’bemazla” and, underneath that, “bisha’at ratzon v’hatzlacha.” Signatures of the groom and witnesses. At the bottom, on the right side, is a colorful monogram with the names of the bride and groom. On the left, leaves and flowers. Signature of the artist. Signs of folding. Small perforations without damage to text. Around 60x44cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $700 Starting at $600
LOT: 136

Shtar Bitachon for a Chalitza. Frankfurt, 1903. Rare.

Handwritten. 11th of Shvat, 1903. The husband: Elyakim (Gustav). The wife: Shprintza (Francisca). The husband’s brothers Meir, Naftali, and Yitzhak, sons of Eliezer, would have to do Chalitza in their brother’s name if he died without an heir. The witnesses: Meshulam Avraham ben Eliyahu and Yosef Zvi ben Binyamin HaLevi. The bill was given by the groom’s brothers as a guarantee to do chalitza for the bride if their brother died without an heir. Tears, repairs with tape. 22x30cm. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 137

Printed Ktav HaHida by the Vilna Gaon. Jerusalem, 1930s.

On graph paper. By Rabbi Pesach HaKohen Pinper, a motz in Vilna. About a signed book that the Vilna Gaon left and ordered that it be opened 70 years after his death. The Rav Pinper asks for a solution to the riddle in the text. The text opens with “Katva L’Mikra u’Feshraya L’Hoda!”. Name of the printer is cut off. [1] page, paper glued to cardboard. 23cm. Including the cardboard it is 28cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 138

Table of letters from various periods, starting from 1900 B.C.E.

Divided into ancient Mesopotamian, ancient Hebrew, Samaritan, Aramaic, and Assyrian, and by country. IT includes the shape of the letters for 3800 years. Starting from 1900 B.C.E. until 1900 C.E. Signs of folding, tears. 24x30cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 139

Lot, newspaper cutting on the matter of Rabbi Amram Blau’s marriage to a convert and his reasoned response.

1. Yediyot Achronot newspaper article on the public storm among the Neturei Karta and the Haredi world when Rabbi Amram Blau intended to marry a convert, Ruth ben David. 2. His reasoned response on 17 printed pages using a typewriter, which he distributed into limited circulation. His intention to marry the convert Ruth ben David (her previous name was Madeleine Pirée) awoke a public controversy in 1963 among the Neturei Karta and the Haredi world, since she was born a Catholic and was significantly younger than him. His students and children saw this as beneath his honor. Rabbis of the Haredi world opposed the marriage on the grounds that it was beneath a person of his stature and it was forbidden for a rabbi of his level to marry a convert, so they boycotted him. Rabbi Amram Blau was forced to move temporarily to Bnei Brak, where the marriage was consecrated. Different sizes, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 140

Handwritten page by rabbis and financiers the Osterreich Kolel. Tiberias, 1891.

Handwritten and signed by rabbis and financiers of the Osterreich and Galicia kolel, stamped by the kollel. Approving that they had received some members of the kollel in Tzfat by the funders of the kollel in Jerusalem, and they undertake to distribute it to the poor of their kollel, and to widows and orphans, etc. And to pray for and bless the generous. Signed by Schneor Zalman Pravkin, dayan in the Beit Din of Rabbi Shmuel Heller and Rabbi Refael Zilberman; Moshe Charag Zeiger—a dayan and motz in Tzfat; Itamar(?) and Rabbi Mordechai Weiss of Munkatch (see S. HaLevi 75). 21x15cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $100
LOT: 141

Certificate of the To’elet company in Amsterdam, 1823.

Printed certificate testifying to a loan given without fees or interest and to be returned according to the order of payments listed in it, filled in by hand, and signed by the head and members of the To’elet company in Amsterdam. The To’elet company was founded by Shmuel Yisrael Molder (whose signature is here under the name of the broker), with his partner Moshe Lahms. It began with 6 partners and in the end had 60, who would listen to lectures in Hebrew and read the Ma’asaf newspaper. Quality paper in excellent condition, size 31cm.
Starting at $180
LOT: 142

Mizrach poster for a sukkah. Tzfat 19th or 20th century

At the top is written “Baruch HaBah” and “Mizrach,” and on either side are the Ushpizin for each day of the holiday. At the center is an illustration of the La’Menatze’ach menorah, animals from Mishnat Rabbi Yehuda ben Yima, and holy places. At the bottom is written Tzfat. In red ink on dark paper. Light tears in the margins, no missing text. 23x29cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $180
LOT: 143

Lone printed page from Yisrael Bak. Jerusalem 1860. A bibliographic discovery.

Receipt for a donation for a yeshiva in Jerusalem. Printed in 1860. As was believed until today, only in 1861 did Bak return to Jerusalem and renew his printing ouse. The receipt before us proves that already by 1860 he was operating in Jerusalem. Signs of folding, light tears in the margins. 11x17cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 144

Lot, a pamphlet and booklet of bylaws for the Chevra Kadisha in Frankfurt-am-Main.

1. Pamphlet of the Chevra Kadisha. Around 31 pages inside a folder. Some handwritten in Hebrew, others printed on a typewriter in Hebrew and German. Descriptions and stories on the origins of the Chevra Kadisha between 1783-1931. 2. Booklet of bylaws for the Chevra Kadisha, “Statutem der Chevra Kadisha d’Gomlei Chassadim zu Frankfurt am Main,” 1890. German and Hebrew. Includes the order of Torah study and prayer during the various times as set by the Chevra Kadisha. Until page 35 are printed the bylaws. On pages 36-47 are printed a list of names of those who passed away, noted by the date of their death and the horoscope of each dead person. The list is divided into chapters nicknamed “cups” (Cup 1, Cup 2, etc.). Each cup is dedicated to a different period of years (from 1617 to 1880). On the last page [48], is the Seder Yetzi’at HaNeshama. The pamphlet of a Chevra Kadisha is always an important historical source for understanding the period. These historic items are an important source for the history of the Frankfurt-am-Main community, as well as German communities in general. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 145

Lot of 9 receipts from yeshivat Torat Emet HaKlalit. Jerusalem, Palestine, beginning of the 20th century.

Printed during the lifetime of the Rayatz of Lubavitch for building Yeshivat Torat Emet in Jerusalem (established in 1922). On the first side is a handsome receipt typical of the period, done in red and blue, with writing in three languages. On the opposite side is a blessing from the Maran Admor of Lubavitch. Size 25.5x28.5cm, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100