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Fine Judaica Sale 2456 May 21, 2009 Boston SKINNER

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Skinner, one of the nation's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art is among only a handful of auction houses worldwide to offer fine Judaica at auction. Skinner promotes a strong marketplace for ceremonial and decorative items ranging from 18th C. manuscripts to the silver work of Ilya Schor and Modern Israeli Artists.

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Fine JudaicaSale 2456 May 21, 2009 Boston


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Detail from Henri Guttmann’s Hebraica, Documents d’Art Juif.

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1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor andSkinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceedthe estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not alot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.

2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature withrespect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, ofdescription, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement madeat the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability.

3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputedbid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lotfor sale.

4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner, Inc. may impose, and thepurchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed by the purchaser withinthree (3) business days after the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage to property left on its premises for more thanthree (3) days after the date of sale. At the option of Skinner, Inc., the merchandise may be transferred to and stored at a bonded warehouse andthe purchaser agrees to pay all transfer and storage expenses. Skinner, Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest chargeof 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item not paid by the purchaser within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale.

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8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within theUnited States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items thatinclude material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting oflicensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitutecancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.

9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 5% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number.Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and otherqualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department ofCorporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston.

10. Except for property purchased via on-line Live Auctions, a premium equal to 18.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus10% of the final bid over $200,000, will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. The buyers premium onproperty purchased via on-line Live Auctions will be in the amount equal to 22.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 15%of the final bid over $200,000.

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The Salomon collection is described and illustrated in Apollo; A Journal of the Arts, in 1929 asa “Jewish Museum” temporarily housed at the International Art Galleries, 33 St. James’sStreet, London. Exhibited were approximately 500 pieces of a stated larger collectionacquired by Schachne Moses Salomon. The article states the intent of Mr. Salomon topresent the contents of his Jewish museum to the British Nation, to “be housed in Jerusalemunder the protection of the British flag.”

The items can also be seen in situ in the London and Paris galleries, shown more as art thento display their intended ceremonial use. The circumstances that brought the collection tosale in New York cannot be known, but in the prefatory note to the 1949 auction, thecollection is described as “the most important corpus of Jewish silver ever to be offered atpublic sale in America.” It does appear that this 1949 auction was one of the first majorcollections devoted entirely to Judaica to come to the market at an American auction house,and would be followed by the Davidowitz (1954) and Castelbolognesi (1957) sales prior to1960.

Comprising 248 lots of Torah ornaments, Hanukkah lamps, spice containers, and textiles, thecatalogue was prepared with the assistance of Dr. Guido Schoenberger of the Jewish Museumof the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The sale proceeds totaled $45,750. Skinneris pleased to offer items from 37 of these original lots for auction.

Copyright © Skinner, Inc. 2009All rights reserved


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1.(American Judaica) Collection of Sixteen Color Die Cuts, NewYork, Hebrew Publishing Company, Fuld & Co., etc., early 20thcentury, colorful depictions of Jewish holidays, festivals,traditions, American immigration and Zionism.


2.(American Judaica) Group of Confederate Currency andBonds, 1862-63, each bearing the portrait of Judah Benjamin,comprising three $2 notes, one $100 bond, three $500 bondsand a $1000 bond, all with some redemption tickets attached.


3.(Anglo-Judaica) Prayer for the Recovery of HIS MAJESTYTHE KING to be Read in the Spanish and PortugueseSynagogues, London, 5689-1928; and The Throne of The Lordin Israel, Canada, 1937, tracing the King’s genealogy.


4.(Bezalel) Two Issues of the Quarterly Review for “Bezalel”Art, Present, Past and Future, Jerusalem, 1928, BezalelArchives, Nr. 1, Vol. 1 and Nr. 2, Vol. 1; pamphlets containingreviews, articles, testimonials, subscriber lists, productadvertisements, etc., (old tape repairs).


5.(Bible) Bonneh, Shmuel, Thirty & Eight Gates to the Bible, Israel,1983, 174/350 numbered and signed by the artist, folio ofstylized typeface and lithographic illustrations, linen binding.


6.(Bible) King, Ronald, The Song of Solomon, Guildford: CirclePress Publications, 1968, 74/150 signed by the artist, unboundfolio, red cover, black slipcase, includes forty full-page and textualcolor illustrations.


7.(Bible) Pann, Abel, The Bible in Pictures, Jerusalem-Vienna:The Palestine Art Publishing, Co., 1926, folio, twenty-fourfacsimile prints from pastels by Abel Pann, (wear, rebound).


8.Chagall, Marc, Jerusalem Windows, New York: GeorgeBraziller/Andre Sauret, 1962, first American edition, folio, originalred cloth, Mylar protected dust jacket, in publisher’s slipcase;includes two original colored lithographs done expressly for thisedition, text and notes by Jean Leymarie, (owner’s bookplateremoved).


9.(Children’s) Nine Sheets of Paper Cut-outs, Israel, 1940s-50s,colorful transportation, farmyard and domestic scenes by artistsF. Ruschkewitz and Erna Kneller, in an album, sheet size 9 3/4 x13 1/2 in.


10.(Chinese Jewry) Two Volumes, Lowenthal, Rudolf, “Jews inChina,” in The Chinese Social and Political Science Review, Vol.XXIV, No. 2, July-Sept. 1940, (wear); Tobar, Jerome, InscriptionsJuives de K’ai-Fong-Fou, Chang-Hai, 1900, (discoloration,foxing).


11.(Haggadah) The Kaufmann Haggadah, Facsimile Edition of MS422, Budapest: Publishing House of the Hungarian Academy ofSciences, 1957, numbered 238/720 leather-bound editions,Yudlov 4500; with the Haggadah of Sarajevo, Belgrade, 1953,Yudlov 4333.


12.(Haggadah) A Peszachi Hagadah, Kondor Ignacz, Budapest,printed by Singer & Wolfner, 1899, 8vo, Yudlov 2085, (wear).


13.(Haggadah) Service for the First Nights of Passover, Loewy,Dr. Joseph and Joseph Guens. Tel-Aviv, Sinai Publishing, 1957,with forty illustrations by Ze’ev Raban, pictorial paper boards,Yudlov 4526, (wear).


14.(Haggadah) Haggadah for Passover Copied and Illustratedby Ben Shahn, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1965.



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15.(Haggadah) Collection of Nine Illustrated PassoverHaggadah, 1940s-70s, including Saul Raskin (1941); Z. Livni(1955); Siegmund Forst (1958); Abraham Israel (1959); AnArchaeological... (1970); Passover Haggadah... Orden de laAgada de Noche (1970); Moshe Raviv (1970); Parenzo (1975);Israel Haggadah... (1970), various sizes and conditions.


16.(Haggadah) Seder Haggadah Shel Pesach, Basel, 1816, 4to,decorative paper boards, illustrations throughout, Yudlov 565,(wear).


17.(Haggadah) Haggadah Shel Pesach, Offenbach, 8vo,marbleized paper boards, illustrations throughout, (stains), Yudlov480; Yaari 332.


18.(Haggadah) Haggadah Shel Pesach, Berlin, 1790s, 8vo, paperboards, with numerous printed illustrations, (lacking partial titlepage).


19.(Haggadah) Two Copies, Form of Services for the first twonights..., New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1921, Yudlov2838, compliments of Yeshiva of Bensonhurst; Hagada, TheNarrative of Israel’s Redemption..., New York: Hebrew PublishingCompany, 1928, Yudlov 3149.


20.(Jewish Art) Guttmann, Henri, Hebraica: Documents d’ArtJuif, Paris: A. Calvas, [?1930], First edition, 4to, brown buckrambinding.

Note: The first twenty-four plates illustrate articles from theSalomon collection, many of which are included for sale in thisauction.


21.(Jewish Art), Narkiss, Mordechai, The Hanukkah Lamp,Jerusalem: Bney Bezalel Publishing, Co., 1939, cloth, editionlimited to 400, (minor foxing, wear to spine, boards).


22.(Jewish Art) The Renowned Collection of Jewish Ritual SilverBelonging to Mrs. Mira Salomon, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.,New York, December 6, 1949, black and white photographs, 66pp., rebound.


23.(Kabbalah) Kabbalistic Paper Kamiah (Amulet), Jerusalem:Zuckerman, 1914, “PROTECTION FOR SUCCESS AND FORCHILDBEARING WOMEN AND FOR ALL BAD THINGS” printedin terra-cotta ink with Kabbalistic symbols, mystical writings andtext, 22 1/4 x 17 in., matted and framed.


24.Italian Illuminated Marriage Contract (Ketubah), Ancona,dated 1853, arched form with blocks of stylized text within floraland ribbon garland and delicate flower border, 21 1/2 x 14 1/2in., matted and framed.


25.Italian Illuminated Marriage Contract (Ketubah), Rome, 1851,rectangular form with extended lower edge with blocks of neattext within bold borders of flowerheads and foliage, a ribbon-tiedgarland and bouquets, 29 x 18 in., matted and framed.


26.(Liturgy) Seder Ha-Mahzor Helek Rishon Ke-Minbag‘ashkenazim, Sulzberg, Germany: Zalman b. Aaron, late 18thcentury, folio, marbleized boards, contains the prayers for theyear for the Jewish services and devotions according to theAshkenazic tradition, frontispiece with scene of Moses and Aaronamidst vignettes of the Zodiac.


27.(Maps) Group of Six 17th, 18th, and 19th Century Maps ofthe Holy Land, Palaestina by Mons. D’Anville, London, 1794;Judaea Seu Palaestinia by Johann Baptista Homann, c. 1707;Facies Palaestinae ex Monumentis..., Christopher Weigel,Nuremberg, c. 1720; Jan Jansson, Amsterdam, c. 1652; Untitled[PALESTINE AND ARABIA], London, 1736, by Emanuel Bowen,various sizes, printings, and conditions, some trimmed, somewith hand-coloring.


28.Olivers, Thomas, “A Hymn to the God of Abraham,”Nottingham: S. Cresswell, 1775, sung by the Priest, SigniorLeoni, at the Jew’s Synagogue in London, pamphlet, 8 pp.

Note: Leoni was the stage name of the Jewish cantor MeierLeon. He adapted the song into the Jewish hymn “Yaigdal” forhis synagogue.


29.(Photography) Carmi, Boris (Russian/Israeli, 1914-2002),Fishermen, Jaffa, 1979, gelatin-silver print, signed in English l.l.,approx. 15 x 10 1/2 in.

Literature: Kaniuk, Yoram, Boris Carmi: Photographs from Israel,Munich: Prestel, 2004.


30.(Photography) Carmi, Boris (Russian/Israeli, 1914-2002),Yemenites Cooking, Transit Camp Rosh Ha'ayin, early 1950s,gelatin-silver print, signed in Hebrew, approx. 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.

Literature: Kaniuk, Yoram, Boris Carmi: Photographs from Israel,Munich: Prestel, 2004.


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31.(Photography) Carmi, Boris (Russian/Israeli, 1914-2002),Druse Harvesting Tobacco, Kibbutz Idmit at the LebaneseBorder, 1957, gelatin-silver print, signed in English, approx. 121/4 x 11 in.

Literature: Kaniuk, Yoram, Boris Carmi: Photographs from Israel,Munich: Prestel, 2004.


32.(Photography) Carmi, Boris (Russian/Israeli, 1914-2002), astreet building scene, possibly Arawa Desert, 1950s, gelatin-silverprint, signed in Hebrew, approx. 13 x 10 1/2 in.


33.(Photography) Carmi, Boris (Russian/Israeli, 1914-2002),Shotput, gelatin-silver print, signed in English, approx. 13 x 103/4 in.


34.(Photography) Carmi, Boris (Russian/Israeli, 1914-2002),Ramat Aviv, North of Tel Aviv, 1950s, gelatin-silver print, signed inHebrew, approx. 12 x 9 1/2 in.

Literature: Kaniuk, Yoram, Boris Carmi: Photographs from Israel,Munich: Prestel, 2004.


35.(Photography) Carmi, Boris (Russian/Israeli, 1914-2002), Twogelatin-silver prints, Bomber, identified on verso in Hebrew,approx. 8 1/2 x 6 7/8 in.; and Building, signed in Hebrew andidentifed on verso in Hebrew, approx. 10 x 8 in.


36.No lot.

37.(Postcards) Album of Eight-six Jewish New Year’s Postcards,early 20th century, including representations of artwork by F.Kaskeline and St. Bender, in an album.


38.(Postcards) Album of Fifty-seven Postcards Depicting JewishLife, late 19th/early 20th century, including representations ofJewish customs and rituals after paintings by Daniel Oppenheim,Hermann Junker, and H. Elkan, in an album.


39.Raban, Ze’ev, “Chad Gadya [One Kid],” Jerusalem, B’neiBezalel, 1926, ten hand-colored illustrated pages, rendition of thesong sung at the conclusion of the Passover Seder, musicalnotes and publisher’s advertisement at end.

Note: With charming full color illustrations, this volume wasmarketed specifically for children.


40.(Raban) Midrashic Verse, Jerusalem, early 20th century,woodblock printed “If You Will Observe the (Practice of) ShabbatCandles, I Will Show You the Candles of Zion” in blue stylizedlettering on a background of aqua trailing vines, (slightdiscoloration, adhesive marks), image 6 1/2 x 11 3/4 in., matted.


41.(Raban) Advertisement for “Lord” Jaffa Oranges, colorlithograph, artist’s proof, image 14 1/2 x 20 1/4 in., (not examinedout of frame).


42.(Raban, Ze’ev) Shir Hasharim—The Song of Songs,Jerusalem: Hasefer, 1923, decorative title, hand-tinted highlightsand twenty-five color plates, original gilt vellum binding, identifiedin Raban’s hand “no. 63” of 500, and signed in ink by Raban,(wear, chipping, foxing, etc.).


43.Steinhardt, Jakob, Neun Holzschnitte zu ausgewählten Versenaus dem Buche Jeschu ben Elieser ben Sirah mit einer Einleitungvon Arnold Zweig, Berlin, 1929, text in Hebrew and German withwoodcut illustrations by Steinhardt, one of 800 copies pencilsigned by the artist, paper boards, vellum spine.


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44.Galician Silver, Silver-gilt, Filigree, and Niello Book Binding, Krakow, early 19thcentury, tax stamp for Lwow (Lemberg), 1810-1824, rectangular form with appliedniello panels, filigree, enamelwork, and a cartouche inscribed in Hebrew, filigreehasps, (areas of loss to filigree, enamel loss, damages), ht. 5 3/4 in.

Provenance: Sold Parke-Bernet, “The Renowned Collection Belonging to Mrs. MiraSalomon,” New York, December 6, 1949, lot 3, illustrated Guttmann, Henri,Hebraica, Documents d’Art Juif, Paris: A. Calvas, [?1930], pl. XXII.



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45.Italian Silver Binding, 19th century, apparently unmarked, castand chased throughout with scrolling vines, foliage, andflowerheads, roundels front and verso with monogram, containingpart two of the Day of Atonement prayer book published inLeghorn, c. 1861, (lacking hinges), ht. 8 3/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 96, illustrated Hebraica, pl. XXII.$2,000-3,000

46.Russian Silver Presentation Purse, Moscow, 1908-17,rectangular, lid applied with a rose gold plaque engraved inYiddish, with Art Nouveau engraved flower stems, undersideengraved with names, and dated 1912, with green stonecabochon latch, link chain handle, purse wd. 4 1/2 in.


47.Pewter Bowl, 18th/19th century, with Hebrew lettering to rim,dia. 8 1/4 in.


48.Israel 25th Anniversary Platinum State Medal, 1 troy oz. pureplatinum, boxed with a David Ben-Gurion Commemorative Cointhree-coin set from 1974, cased.


49.Russian Silver Presentation Cigarette Case, Moscow, 1908-17, rectangular, one side mounted with two rose gold names,Yiddish and Star of David, the other side engraved with flowersand Cyrillic inscription dated 1922, with green stone cabochonlatch, lg. 5 in.


50.Silver Pen Case and Inkwell, Ottoman Empire, c. 1876-1909,fully marked, of typical form, engraved with Hebrew text amidstgeometric and foliate designs, lg. 10 1/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 89.$1,000-1,500

51.Polish Silver, Silver-gilt, and Filigree Circumcision Knife, firstquarter 19th century, marked, tapered double-edge knife with acylindrical handle applied with filigree and terminating in a foliatefinial, lg. 6 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 24.$1,500-2,000




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52.Small Polish-style Silver Cased Megillah, apparentlyunmarked, cylindrical case with Purim scenes, roller headed bybosses, hand-lettered black ink on skin scroll of Esther, overall ht.5 in.


52A.Metal Filigree Cased Megillah, 20th century, containing aprinted ink on vellum scroll of Esther, lg. 11 in., a Russian-stylesilver and silver filigree Torah pointer, lg. 11, and a Tibetan prayerwheel.


53.Silver Snuff Box with Kotel Scene, marked “84,” rectangularhinged box engraved with scene of the Kotel and Hebrewinscription, lg. 2 1/8 in.


54.British Silver Presentation Key, Birmingham, J.F. maker,presented to B.L. Cohen on the occasion of his opening the NewBuilding in Widegate Street, London on 22 March 1896, lg. 51/8in., fitted box.

Note: Sir Benjamin Louis Cohen, Baronet (1844-1909) was aBritish businessman, member of Parliament, and philanthropistfor Jewish charities. He was president of the Board of Guardiansfor the Relief of the Jewish Poor from 1887-1900.


55.Judaic Silvered Pocket Watch, case with relief scene of Moseswith tablets, dial enameled with Hebrew numerals and Star ofDavid, subsidiary dial, chain, dia. 1 7/8 in.


56.Congregation B’Nai Jeshurun 100th AnniversaryCommemorative Bronze Medal, New York, c. 1925, with edificeof the architecturally significant structure, dia. 4 in.


57.Pair of Polish Silver Tefillin Cases, finely engraved withvignettes of village life and animals amidst a leaf-bandedbackground, ht. 2 1/8 in., with two leather tefillin.


58.Bronze Judenstern Hanging Lamp, 19th century, turnedsupport with star-form lamp above a drip-pan, ht. 22 in., withratchet support, (repairs).


59.Swiss Glass and Brass Mounted Paperweight Desk Clock,20th century, the dial decorated with Hebrew numerals, andMoses holding the tablets, on an articulated base and domedoctagonal foot, ht. 6 in.


60.Austro-Hungarian Silver Cased Megillah, Vienna, c. 1866-1872, case with bright-cut scrolls and monogrammed cartouche,with an openwork crown finial and reeded handle withRenaissance-style motifs, the scroll hand-lettered ink onparchment, (damp damage, handle bent), overall lg. 11 3/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 38.$2,000-2,500

61.Limoges Porcelain Seder Plate, France, early 20th centurywhite ground with gold gilt elements of the Seder and rim, dia. 11in.


62.Two British Ceramic Seder Plates, late 19th/20th century,Ridgways Tepper blue transfer decorated “Matzah” plate, (rimflake), dia. 9 3/4, and a Coalport blue printed plate titled inHebrew “We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt...You shall relatethe story to your son on this day,” dia. 10 1/4 in.


63.Bronze Hebrew Orphan Asylum Commemorative Medal, JanElion, Amsterdam, c.1865, Inscribed, NEDERL ISRAELITISCHJONGENS WEESHUIS TE AMSTERDAM|PLEGTIG GEOPEND 4IJAR 5625 30 APRIL 1865, dia. 2 5/8 in.


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64.German Pewter Passover Plate, 18th century, engraved withfigures of the four sons amidst tulips and stems to center, theborder inscribed with pertinent Hebrew text to edge accentedwith a lamb and crown, with sawtooth inner and outer rim, dia.17 1/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 147.$3,000-4,000

65.Large Capo di Monte Porcelain Passover Seder Plate, Italy,20th century, white ground embossed, transfer and hand paintedwith relevant scenes and Hebrew inscription, centered with a Starof David, (small rim chip), dia. 14 3/4 in.


66.German Pewter Passover Plate, depicting a scene of Moses’rescue from the banks of the Nile, with Hebrew text to the rim,dia. 13 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 140.$400-600

67.Two British Tepper Transfer Decorated Pottery PassoverDishes, Ridgways, early 20th century, a blue transfer dish and ablack transfer rimmed soup, each labeled “Matzah” in Hebrewand with scenes of the Passover story or Service of the Seder,dia. 10 in., and 9 3/4 in.


68.Red Embroidered Silk Challah Cover, square form with crownand appropriate Hebrew text, braided surround, 20 x 17 in.


69.Embroidered Silk and Mercantized Cotton “Matzah” Bag,ecru ground with Hebrew text and flower-filled basketssurrounding a black ram, aqua fringe, dia. 13 1/4 in.


70.Reuven Rubin Silver Medallion, depicting a portrait sketch ofthe artist and his dates, 1893-1974, a tree verso, mounted withina silver frame with bezel, dia. 2 3/8 in.


71.Embroidered Velvet Tefillin Bag, Palestine, early 20th century,decorated with scenes of the Kotel in colorful thread on a navyblue ground, (spotting), lg. 9 1/2 in.


72.Limoges Faience Decoree Passover Seder Plate, France, c.1915, ecru ground with transfer decoration of a family scene,Hebrew lettering pertaining to the Seder and gilt Star of Davidmotifs, dia. 11 3/4 in.


73.German Anti-Semitic Pottery and Pewter Mounted Stein,early 20th century, crème ground molded in relief with green andbrown highlights, inscribed “Dieser pflug war nicht so schwerwenn Levy Cohn und Schmul nicht war,” ht. 9 in.


74.Chilean Silver Presentation Silver Salver, mid-20th century,marked “Hecho Amano, .900,” oval form inscribed in Hebrewwith an inscription pertaining to a Jewish Educational Institution,(one foot replaced), lg. 10 1/2 in.


75.Painted Tin Chevra Kadisha Plaque, Hungary, c. 1887,rectangular form with neat Hebrew text instructing in the prayersfor burial, (wear), 26 1/2 x 38 in.


76.Copper Laver, of typical form with banded rim, two handles, andinscribed in Hebrew, ht. 7 1/4 in.


77.Czechoslovakian Painted Ceramic Caricature Group, 1920s,depicting two men in conversation, one in traditional Jewish garb,the other in contemporary European dress, (professionallyrestored), ht. 12 in.


78.Three Judaic Articles, 19th century, HaMelech Megillah, ink onparchment, three membranes, ht. 11 1/4; Yeates, T., The HebrewGrammar with Principal Rules, London, 1812, fourth edition,marbleized boards; and a copper hanging memorial lamp withlater applied Star of David finial, ht. 4 1/4 in.


79.Perforated Paper Mizrach, dated 1896, rectangular format withbirds, Cyprus trees, and the temple facade, in colored wools,(fiber loss), approx. 15 1/2 x 21 1/2 in., in a period giltwoodframe.


80.Rare Early Bronze Shabbat Lamp, probably Germany, 17thcentury, star form with circular rimmed drip pan, ht. 8 in.


81.Continental Gros Point and Petit Point Embroidery of Moses,late 19th century, depicted holding forth the tablets, surmountedby a crown and Hebrew lettering, (some fiber loss), 20 1/2 x 231/2 in., in a period giltwood frame.


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81A.Copper Table Lamp and Covered Container, probably Egypt orDamascus, late 19th century, the lamp with kerosene insert andpierced shade, inscribed throughout in Hebrew, ht. 16 1/2, abowl with pierced lid, similarly decorated, ht. 9 in.; sold with abronze wall bracket for a glass lamp.


82.Anti-Semitic Figural Painted Bisque Vase, Germany, c. 1900-1920, modeled as a peddlar with his wares to sell, with openmouth, ht. 3 1/2 in.


83.Painted Linen Torah Binder (Wimpel), Alsace-Lorraine, c. 1883,with bold decoration depicting the cycle of life, in a Lucite case.


84.Large German Bronze Eight-Light Sabbath Lamp, 19thcentury, scrolling candle arms festooned with flowerheads andbirds, (fitted for electricity), ht. 52, dia. 25 in.


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85.Silver Plated Dish for Passover Haroset, circular dish raised onram-form supports, ht. 1 3/4 in.


86.German Gold-washed Silver Covered Cup, maker and citymarks rubbed, lid with Vienna import mark c. 1868-72, cylindricalcup chased and embossed with two biblical scenes includingMoses and the Golden Calf, offset with foliate scrolls hung withfruit garlands, with lobing to base, on three ball feet, the lid withputto finial and scalloped edge, ht. 8 in.


87.Russian Silver-gilt Cup and Cover, Moscow, mid to late 18thcentury, maker possibly T. Suluyanov, assayer untraced, withItalian .800 silver guarantee mark for 1810-72, lobed lid, body,and foot, engraved with acanthus throughout, lid with finialformed as a cherub with a horn on cutwork base, body withcarved fruitwood stem accented with pique and flanked byfurther cutwork, ht. 10 1/8 in.


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88.German Baroque-style Silver Kiddush Cup, Portugal, 20thcentury, marked .833 fine, paneled form with flowerheads andovals, raised on a domed circular foot, ht. 5 1/4 in.


89.Set of Six British Sterling Silver Kiddush Cups, Birmingham,1919, J. R. maker, goblet form with bright-cut Star of Davidmotifs, (one damaged), ht. 5 in.


90.Russian Silver Kiddush Cup, likely Kronstadt, 18th century,beaker-form, engraved with flower stems and a Hebrewinscription, ht. 2 5/8 in.


91.Austro-Hungarian Silver Kiddush Cup, mid-19th century,apparently unmarked, flaring cylindrical form with vertical engine-turned bands, engraved with rocaille cartouche enclosinginscription, and dated “10 October 1855-1880,” ht. 3 1/4 in.


92.Two Silver Kiddush Cups and a Silver Filigree Mezuzah,comprising an English kiddush cup, London, 1927, maker’s markMP, engraved with Star of David band, ht. 3 1/4, an Israeli filigreemezuzah, lg. 5, and a Bier, Israel modernist kiddush cup, withapplied script, tapering cylindrical form with six pipes betweencup and foot, presentation inscription dated 1967, ht. 4 in.


93.Silver Kiddush Cup, .800 fine, beaker form, monogrammed andinscribed from the Spinoza Loge No. 5 in Baden, and dated1916, on three ball feet, ht. 4 in.


94.Three Silver Kiddush Cups, 19th/20th century, two Austro-Hungarian, one German, each on spreading circular foot withheavily cast or repoussé foliage, ht. 4 1/4 to 6 1/4 in.


95.German Silver Kiddush Cup, Schwabisch Gmund, early 20thcentury, marked .800 fine, Gebruder Kuhn, maker, goblet-formwith inverted pear-shaped bowl with engraved Hebrewinscription, with paneled, slender stem, on weighted domed foot,ht. 7 3/8 in.


96.Four Silver Kiddush Cups, late 19th century, a Russianstemmed kiddush cup, Moscow, maker possibly Andrei AndreevAleksandrov, conical bowl engraved with medallion flanked byflower stems, ht. 6 1/8, a French .950 beaker, engine-turned withclassical band and engraved “Jean,” ht. 3, a German .800 silverbeaker, engine-turned with classical band, engraved in Hebrewand dated 1930, ht. 3 1/2, and a Viennese lidded cup, 1826,Braun, maker, ht. 2 5/8 in.


97.European Silver Kiddush Cup, untraced hallmark, late18th/early 19th century, flaring bowl engraved with flat leavesover a diamond-cut band, on knopped stem, and foot withcanted corners and concave sides, ht. 6 in.


98.American Coin Silver Presentation Kiddush Cup, apparentlyunmarked, dated 1857, goblet inscribed a “Token ofacknowledgment Presented to Mr. J. Sheonbron By the Board ofDirectors of Noyoth Institute Tishri 1st 5618” within cartouche,(wear), ht. 5 1/2 in.; together with a Grossjean & Woodward muginscribed to Rizpah Fone Heydenfeldt, a coin silver goblet, aRevere sterling goblet and an Austro-Hungarian silver goblet withHebrew inscription.

Note: Cincinnati, Ohio, is the oldest Jewish community west ofthe Alleghenies, and in the mid-19th century was the third largestJewish community in America. The Noyoth Institute was foundedin 1855 by congregation Bene Israel.


99.Two Silver Charity Boxes, Austro-Hungary and Germany, late19th/20th century, Austro-Hungarian box of tapered form with all-over chased scrollwork, slot to hinged lid with lock and handle,ht. 4; and a German cup-form charity container with hinged lid,ht. 3 1/4 in.


100.Four Lithographed Tin Charity Boxes, Palestine, 1920s, twolarge blue and white Jewish National Funds (JNF) boxes, a smallblue and white JNF “Redeem the Land of Israel” box, and ayellow and red United Charity Institutions of Jerusalem box;together with a leatherette and brass-tone book-form box “helpto Support the Sacred Hebron Yeshivah,” ht. to 7 in.


101.Bronze Charity Container, cylindrical hinged form with handle toside and two coin slots to top, with Hebrew lettering pertaining tothe act of charity, ht. 5 1/2 in.


102.Austro-Hungarian Silver and Silver-gilt Etrog Box, Vienna,?1844, rectangular stacked body on stylized square feet, hingedlid with locking mechanism and fruit-form finial, gilt interior, finelychased with leaves and birds overall, ht. 4 3/4 in.


103.German Art Deco Silver and Parcel-gilt Etrog Box, .800 fine,also stamped with 1920s Polish marks, ovoid form with hinged lidand overall repoussé and chased decoration of scrolls, fruit, andfoliage, on four ball feet, retailed by Stumpf & Sohn, (wear togilding), lg. 5 1/8 in.


104.Austro-Hungarian Silver Etrog Box, Vienna, dated 1831,rectangular form with hinged lid finely chased with flowers andfoliage, concave body on molded base with anthemion andleaftip decoration, lg. 5 3/4 in.


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105.German Silver Tower-form Spice Container, marked .800 fine,cylindrical form with turrets, slender stem, domed circular footcast with scroll-work and flowers, ht. 7 1/2 in.


106.Four Tower-form Spice Containers, 20th century, comprising aGerman sterling example, engraved with leaves and Stars ofDavid, ht. 9 3/8, an .800 example with oval body pierced withvine, ht. 8 1/8, an .800 example with hexagonal body stampedwith vines, ht. 7 3/4, and a silver plate tower, ht. 8 1/4 in.


107.Four Silver Tower-form Spice Containers, 20th century, twowith Hebrew text to spice compartments (one .800, one .900), ht.7 and 7 3/8, a sterling example with cast filigree, ht. 5 1/2, andan .835 example with floral engraving, ht. 9 1/2 in.


108.Austrian-style Silver Tower-form Spice Container, solid centersection with applied filigree, above a spreading ribbed base,surmounted by birds and a spire with engine-turned details, andpennant flag, (adapted), ht. 10 in.


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109.Polish Silver Spice Container, mid-19th century, marked “12,”round pierced top with foliate motif, on a ribbed wirework scrolledbase, (lacking finial), ht. 4 3/4 in.


110.Russian Silver Sunflower-form Spice Container, Vilnius, c.1865, maker’s mark rubbed, formed as a flowerhead on anaturalistically cast stem with leaves, domed spreading circularfoot, (minor losses), ht. 8 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 63; illustrated Hebraica, pl. XIII.$1,200-1,800

111.Small Silver and Silver Filigree Tower-form Spice Container,late 18th/early 19th century, tax stamp for Vienna, c. 1810-1824,central spice compartment with turrets, base raised on four saberlegs, surmounted by a tapered spire, (losses, repairs), ht. 5 1/2in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 73.$500-700

112.Polish Silver Fish-form Spice Container, early 20th century,.800 fine, maker’s mark SG, articulated form with interiorcompartment, pierced lid, lg. 5 1/4 in.


113.Four Personal Spice Containers, 18th/19th century, silver nut-form, ivory nut-form, miniature filigree, and miniature baluster-form, ht. to 1 1/2 in.


114.Polish Silver Filigree Spice Container, first half 19th century,marked “12,” foliate finial above a cylindrical case, on a solid andfiligree domed base, ht. 5 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 26.$400-600

115.Silver Spice Container, mid-19th century, marked “12,” piercedcircular body with turned finial, on a plain stem, on a domedsquare base, ht. 2 3/4 in.


116.Silver Spice Container, Warsaw, Izrael Szekman, 1880s-1890s,cylindrical center section suspending bells, on a knopped stemand turned base ending in foliate cast feet, surmounted by anopen spire, knop, and pendant flag, (lacking one bell), ht. 12 3/4in.


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117.Four Silver Spice Containers, 20th century, comprising: asterling Mexican house-form, by Art Sterling, ht. 6 1/2; an openGerman .800 example, ht. 4 3/4; an example with square body,likely Continental, ht. 9 1/2; and a Polish silver plate towermarked Fraget, ht. 10 in.


118.Polish Silver Spice Container, 19th century, marked “12,”capstan-form body engraved with flowerheads, the corners withfour miniature pendants (one lacking), on a domed circular footwith cast decoration on a square foot, surmounted by a spire,knop, and large pennant flag, ht. 9 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 74; illustrated Hebraica, pl. XXIV.$800-1,000

119.Silver Spice Container, Warsaw, Antoni Riedel, dated 1881,central section with engraved diamond pattern, over a knoppedstem on circular foot with foliate and berry cast feet, all supporteda wirework colonnade enclosing a bird on perch, the roof withfour small animal figures, spire with ball knop and pointed finial,(lacking pennant flag, bells to lower section), ht. 12 3/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 16; illustrated Hebraica, pl. XXIV.$1,000-1,500

120.Modern Portuguese Silver and Faux-Turquoise Tower-formSpice Container, late 20th century, .835 fine, square spicesection on a spreading square foot, surmounted by an elongatedspire with knop and pennant flag, set all over with simulatedturquoise, ht. 10 1/2 in.


121.Six European Silver Plate Tower-form Spice Containers, allwith openwork bodies, ht. 6 1/2 to 8 3/8 in.


122.Large Silver and Silver Filigree Tower-form Spice Container,Vienna, mark for 1886-1922, square spice compartment on awirework support, similar base and four domed supports, thesteeple hung with bells and flags, knop finial with large pennantflag, ht. 12 in.


123.German Silver and Silver Filigree Tower-form SpiceContainer, indistinctly marked, hexagonal filigree spicecompartment, on a elongated support with central knop andcircular domed foot, surmounted by six pennant flags, taperedspire with knop and pennant flag, ht. 11 in.


124.Three Tower-form Spice Containers, one sterling, marked A.C.,with hexagonal body with cast and pierced foliate sides, ht. 83/8, an .800 example with round filigree body, ht. 7 7/8, and anunmarked example with parcel-gilt spherical body, ht. 10 1/4 in.


125.German Silver and Silver Filigree Tower-form SpiceContainer, Berlin, late 19th/20th century, H. Meyen & Co.,makers, square filigree spice compartment on a tapered stemand circular molded foot, surmounted by a filigree tier andtapered spire with floriform cap and pennant flag (replaced), ht.11 in.


126.Silver Tower-form Spice Container, early 20th century, basebearing marks for Birmingham, and with Austro-Hungarian importmark, tapering octagonal form, with navette pierced band,(damage, adapted from a trumpet vase), ht. 9 5/8 in.


127.Israeli Tower-form Spice Container, unmarked, early 20thcentury, engraved with buildings, on tiered, domed foot, ht. 8 3/8in.


128.Three Continental Tower-form Spice Containers, a German.800 silver example with round filigree body on domed foot, ht. 83/4, one white metal filigree, ht. 8, and a silver plate example withsquare body, ht. 9 5/8 in.


129.Silver-gilt Filigree Spice Container, early 19th century, markedwith French swan import mark only, circular spice compartmenton a tapered stem and raised circular base, surmounted by aknop and filigree pennant flag, ht. 3 3/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 26.$400-600

130..800 Silver Spice Tower, late 19th century, with Polish importmark for Warsaw, concave body with floral repoussé bands,domed foot, ht. 10 3/8 in.


131.Three Tower-form Spice Containers, a German .800 silver withsquare body, ht. 8 3/4, a sterling example, ht. 9, and an .800example by Ezada, stamped with vines, ht. 10 1/2 in.


132.Two Silver Filigree Chest-form Spice Containers, 18th and19th century, the first ovoid hinged form with delicate filigree andleaf and berry finial, Paris 1780s discharge mark, (extensivedamage), lg. 4 1/4; with a Russian coffer-form box, Moscow, c.1860s, Viktor Savinkov assayer, lg. 2 3/8 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 5.$300-500

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133.Small Polish Silver, Silver Filigree, and Parcel-gilt Torah Crown, Poland, early 19thcentury, marked “12,” formed with openwork filigreed staves surmounted by a tier withsix rampant lions holding a belfry suspending a bell, and surmounted by a bird finial,(losses, repairs), ht. 7 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 87; illustrated Hebraica, pl. VI.$6,000-8,000


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134.Impressive Austro-Hungarian Silver Torah Pointer, mid-19thcentury, apparently unmarked, knop over a square shaft withHebrew inscription, tapering stem with heavily cast and chasedfoliage, knop and terminating in a pointed hand, suspension loopand chain, lg. 14 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 19.$1,500-2,500

135.Pair of Silver Torah Finials, Breslau, c. 1864, Carl Friedrich OttoTheodor Krutsche (ac. 1858-1884), baluster stem hung with bellsand stamped with florals, topped by oval pierced with quatrefoilsand enclosing single bell, and with spherical finial, (damage), ht.14 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 46.$1,500-2,500

136.British Sterling Silver Torah Breast Plate, London, 1938, makerB.C., cartouche form with scrollwork surrounding rampant lionsatop columns supporting a crown, tablet and festival plaqueholder below, with Hebrew dedicatory inscription, suspendingthree heart-shaped plaques, ht. 11 in.


137.Small Polish Silver and Silver-gilt Torah Breast Plate,apparently unmarked, dated 1756, arched form with crownsuspending tassels over an ark enclosing the tablets, flanked by“jewel” mounted columns, with an inscribed and dated pendant,(wear, losses), ht. 10 1/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 79; illustrated Hebraica, pl. IX.$3,000-5,000

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138.Fine Polish Silver Torah Crown, probably c. 1840, bearing only French swan import mark,openwork design of staves heavily cast and chased and mounted throughout with stags, lions, birds,fruit, and flowers, bells suspended from leaftip, engraved townscapes to top, (losses), ht. 13 1/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 119; illustrated Hebraica, pl. IV; illustrated Apollo; A Journal of theArts, London, Vol. 10, No. 56, August 1929, p. 82.



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139.Sterling and Gilt-metal Torah Crown, 20th century, marked“Sterling, J. Berg,” gilt-metal top section with bird-form finial overopenwork staves, the sterling crown applied with cutcard workacanthus leaves and flowers offset with gilt-metal pateraroundels, hung throughout with bells, ht. 19 1/4 in.


140.Two Silver Torah Pointers, probably Poland, 19th century, thefirst with slender etched shaft with knop, spiraled stem with cuff,terminating with a pointed hand, ribbed knop finial withsuspension loop and chain, lg. 8 1/2 in., the second with squareshaft engraved with Hebrew, flattened knop, plain stemterminating in a pointed hand, knop finial with suspension loopand chain, (damage), lg. 7 1/2 in.


141.Austro-Hungarian Silver Torah Pointer, Vienna, mark for 1886-1922, baluster shaft with leaftip design, plan stem ending in apointed hand, knop finial, suspension loop and chain, lg. 1 1/2;and a Dutch-style pointer with plain shaft with Hebrew inscription,terminating in a pointed hand, lg. 8 1/2 in.


142.Art Deco Silver and Silver-gilt Torah Pointer, early 20thcentury, apparently unmarked, slender shaft with cast scrollworkand foliage terminating in a pointed hand, stylized knop withapplied braided rosettes, suspension loop and chain, lg. 10 3/4in.


143.Two American Silver and Silver Filigree Torah Pointers, 20thcentury, marked “Sterling,” and “Sterling A.G.,” filigree body withplain shaft engraved in Hebrew, cuff terminating in a pointedhand, knop finial and suspension loop, lg. 10 3/4; the other ofsimilar paneled form, lg. 11 in.


144.Russian Silver Torah Pointer, maker’s mark GP (possibly G.Peysakhov), Viktor Savinkov, assayer, c. 1890, inscribed 5673(1912-1913), repoussé and plain shaft with inscription, cuffterminated in a pointed hand, knop finial with suspension loopand chain, lg. 10 3/4 in.


145.Collection of Eight Painted Fabric Torah Binders (Wimpels),probably Alsace-Lorraine, mid-20th century, each of typicalformat with brightly colored decoration, (condition varies).


146.Pair of Polish-style Silver Torah Finials, apparently unmarked,cylindrical form with stippled Hebrew text and geometricdecoration on a plain shaft, surmounted by lions supporting acrown finial with bell, ht. 13 1/2 in.

Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, March 18, 2004, lot 95.$2,000-2,500

147.Polish Silver Torah Pointer, 19th century, apparently unmarked,slender form with wirework surround, central knops with leafdetail, broad cuff and terminating in a pointed hand, knop finial,suspension loop and chain, (losses), lg. 8 1/4 in.


148.Polish Silver Torah Pointer, mid-19th century, square shaft withHebrew inscription, central knop with leaf decoration, taperedstem terminating in a pointed hand, knop finial with suspensionloop, inscribed and dated 1881, , (dents), lg. 10 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 20.

Note: Inscription pertains to the community of Plonsk.$1,000-1,500

149.Ukrainian Silver and Silver Filigree Torah Breast Plate, c.1875, marked “12,” and maker F.R., arched form applied withcoiled wirework columns flanking an ark and surmounted by acrown and lions, (lacking festival plaques), ht. 10 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 29.$2,500-3,500

150.Silver, Silver-gilt, and Stone-inset Torah Breast Plate, mid-18th century, possibly Swiss or Czech, decorated with pair oframpant lions flanking a cartouche engraved with scene, top setwith three hardstones, center mounted with a later plaque,(lacking two pendants), ht. 11 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 187, Illustrated Hebraica, pl. VIII.$3,000-4,000

151.Silver-gilt Torah Pointer, 19th century, apparently unmarked,slender form with central ribbed knop, spiraled stem withelaborate cuff terminating in a pointed hand, with round wireworkfinial with suspension loop, (repairs), lg. 8 in.


152.Russian Silver and Silver Filigree Torah Pointer, filigree stemwith applied plaques with Hebrew inscription, central knop over atapered shaft with cuff terminating in a pointed hand, the knopfinial with suspension loop and chain, (repairs), lg. 11 1/2 in.


153.Polish Silver Torah Pointer, 19th century, flattened pierced knopwith floral motif over a slender stem and central knop, terminatingin a cuff and pointed hand, suspension loop, (repair to hand), lg.8 in.


154.Polish Silver Torah Pointer, 19th century, marked “12,” maker“L.S.,” banded knop over a square stem, another knop andspiraled stem ending in a pointed hand, Hebrew dedicatoryinscription, (repair, loop bent), lg. 9 in.


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155.Polish Silver and Silver-gilt Torah Pointer, 19th century,apparently unmarked, square molded shaft with leaftip, spiraledstem with Hebrew inscription over a cuff, terminating in a pointedhand, pierced knop finial, suspension loop and chain, (losses), lg.8 3/4 in.


156.Russian Silver Torah Pointer, 19th century, marked “84,” andmaker “A R,” knop finial over a square section, central knop,tapered stem ending in a cuff and pointed hand, chasedthroughout with trailing foliage and scrollwork, suspension loopand chain, lg. 11 1/2 in.







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157.Russian Silver and Silver Filigree Torah Pointer, Kiev, c. 1875,with elongated hexagonal central section with Hebrew inscription,over a cuff and pointed hand, the crown-shaped finialsurmounted by a squirrel, (loss/repair), lg. 13 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 21.$1,000-1,500

158.Russian Silver and Silver Filigree Torah Pointer, late 19thcentury, hexagonal lobed knop with Hebrew inscription, withslender spiraled shaft, filigree cuff terminating in a pointed hand,surmounted by a wirework crown with squirrel finial,(damage/repair), lg. 10 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 21.$1,000-1,500

159.Polish Silver Torah Pointer, mid-19th century, apparentlyunmarked, hexagonal stem with incised decoration over a knopdecorated with birds and foliage, tapered shaft with knop,terminating in a pointed hand, pierced knop finial with foliatemotifs, suspension loop and chain, (damage), lg. 9 3/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 32.$1,200-1,800

160.Russian/Polish Silver Torah Crown, 19th century, French importmark, melon form, staves decorated with repoussé foliage andrococo devices, interspersed by blossoms suspending bells, ht. 81/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 59.$2,000-3,000

161.Pair of German Silver Torah Finials, Berlin, mid to late 19thcentury, spherical finial over pear-shaped body chased andembossed with rocaille cartouches and flower sprays,(damage/losses), ht. 11 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 59.$1,000-1,500

162.Polish Silver-gilt Torah Pointer, first half 19th century, probablyBreslau or Warsaw, apparently unmarked, cast and chasedoverall with trailing foliage, lion finial over elaborate cuff,terminating in a pointed hand, (lion possibly of later date), lg. 8 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 40.

Note: For a similar example, see Grafman, Raffi and Vivian B.Mann, Crowning Glory; Silver Torah Ornaments of the JewishMuseum, New York, New York, 1996, number 709.


163.Russian Silver Torah Pointer, late 19th century, maker “J.S.,”dove finial over an ovoid leaf-chased knop, spiraled shaft, endingin a cuff and pointed hand, suspension loop and chain, lg. 11 1/2in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 23.$1,000-1,500

164.Polish Silver Torah Pointer, 19th century, apparently unmarked,hexagonal knop with foliage and Hebrew inscription above a plainshaft terminating in a pointed hand, surmounted by a wireworkcrown with bell, (losses), lg. 7 1/2 in.


165.Silver Torah Pointer, 19th century, possibly Austro-Hungarian,baluster and tapering shaft, cuff and terminating in a pointedhand, (dent), lg. 9 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 20.$800-1,200


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166.Silver-gilt Torah Breast Plate, attributed to Georg Kahlert the Younger (ac.1732-1773), Breslau, marked to perimeter with Russian kokoshnik mark 1896-1917, and Cyrillic maker’s mark, arched form with the figures of Moses andAaron flanking the tablets, within borders of stylized banding and foliage, thebase with naturalistic detail and cartouches inscribed in Hebrew, (extensiverepairs), ht. 16 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 221, illustrated Hebraica, pl. VII, illustratedApollo, August 1929, p. 83.



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167.Polish Silver and Silver-gilt Sabbath Candlestick withHanukkah Menorah, Warsaw, 1860, Jan Pogorzelski,candlestick with knopped shaft decorated throughout withscrolling leaf decoration, on a square base, with a finial bearingtwo candle arms supported by grape-adorned arms and serpentfinial, and crested by a detachable bar with eight candle fonts,(minor loss, one arm needs solder, repairs), overall ht. 17 3/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 131; illustrated Hebraica, pl. XIII.$1,000-1,500

168.Russian Brass Hanukkah Lamp, early 20th century, formed aslions holding a shield surmounted by a crown and Star of Davidand servant lamp, fronted by eight candleholders, on plain feet,ht. 7 1/2 in.


169.Dutch Brass Hanukkah Lamp, with a silver stand, overall ht. 121/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 209; illustrated Hebraica, pl. X.$800-1,200

170.Pair of Baroque Pewter Candlesticks, 18th century, balusterform raised on three scrolled feet, with drip pan and pricket, eachwith Hebrew lettering, drapery, and sheaves of wheat, (damage),ht. 19 in.


171.Austrian Silver Music-Box Hanukkah Lamp, arched backplatedecorated in repoussé of lions flanking the tablets amidst foliageand scrollwork, fronted by a settee-form row of oil fonts, raisedon scrolled cast legs, containing a musical box playing “Ma’O’tzur,” (mechanism in need of repair), ht. 7 3/4 in.


172.Phillip Lloyd Powell (American, 1919-2008)

Walnut and Brass Hanukkah Lamp, unsigned, angular formwith Star of David, lg. 20 1/4 in.


173.Dutch Brass Hanukkah Lamp, 19th century, fleur-de-lisbackplate, with Star of David crest, fronted by oil fonts, ht. 12 1/2in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 209.$800-1,200

174.Polish Brass Hanukkah Lamp, early 19th century, archedbackplate pierced with a flower-filled urn surmounted by rampantlions holding a crown, fronted by eight tall candleholders, flankedby Shabbat candleholders, on flattened feet, ht. 9 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 134; Hebraica, pl. XI.$2,000-3,000

175.Italian Gilt-bronze Hanukkah Lamp, 19th century, piercedbackplate centered by a flower-filled urn, flanked by a pair ofcherubim and flowering urns, fronted by eight cast oil lamps, lg.11 1/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 175; illustrated Hebraica, pl. XII.$2,000-2,500



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176.Russian Gold-washed Silver Temple-form Hanukkah Lamp,Kiev, Cyrillic maker’s mark, assayer’s mark AB, 1890s datepartially obliterated, triple-arch backplate chased and embossedwith lions and birds amidst dense foliage, and with double-headed eagle with crown crest, the backplate with the arkenclosing scrolls, flanked by Lions of Judah, with two frontbaluster columns ending in flowerpots and suspending fauxlanterns, fronted by eight oil jars behind a balustrade, raised onpaw and ball feet, (losses), ht. 17 3/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 154; illustrated Hebraica, pl. XVI.$10,000-15,000


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177.Polish Silver Hanukkah Lamp, early 19th century, maker’s mark partially obscured, backplateof engraved pierced work of birds and animals amidst scrolling vines and centered by lionsbearing a menorah, set on gold-washed background, with wirework filigree sides and gallery,lion-form fonts, (lacking one servant lamp, minor damage), ht. 10 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 92; illustrated Hebraica, pl. XIX.

Note: For a related example see Braunstein, Susan, Five Centuries of Hanukkah Lamps fromthe Jewish Museum, New York, 2004, no. 55.



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178.Important Silver and Silver-gilt Synagogue Ark-form Hanukkah Lamp, Brody, dated 1787, with later dutystamp c. 1809-10, ark-form backplate with shell crest, over an upper panel with elaborate scrollwork, birds, andfoliage, and a shelf supporting an ewer for oil, all above a central panel flanked by twisted columns, the lowersection formed as a shelf with eight dolphin-form oil lamps fronted by scrollwork and Hanukkah scene, (shellcrest bent, small areas of loss/separation, lacking servant lamps), ht. 18 1/4 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 161; illustrated in Hebraica, pl. XV; illustrated Apollo, August 1929, p. 82; TheJournal Mult-es-iovo, Budapest, Vienna & Tel Aviv, Dec. 1936, p. 347, where it was used to illustrate a poemabout Hanukkah; Narkiss, Mordechai, The Hanukkah Lamp, Jerusalem: Bney Bezalel Publishing Co., 1939.

Note: Following the Eastern European style of ornate wooden Torah arks, elaborately carved and decorated tohold Torah scrolls, this form of lamp is characterized by bold scrollwork and vines, birds, and animals such asherons, squirrels, and dolphins. Lamps of this elaborate and intricate form are particular to the region of Galicia,and Brody seems to have been a center, as Jews had been granted the right to engage in crafts in 1699.

Related lamps are in the collections of the Jewish Museum, New York (see Treasures of the Jewish Museum,New York, 1986, p. 110); R.D. Barnett (ed.), Catalogue of the Permanent and Loan Collection of the JewishMuseum London, London, 1974, no. 242, pl. LXXVII; Architecture in the Hanukah Lamp, The Israel Museum,Jerusalem, 1978, no. 53.


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179.Bezalel Brass Hanukkah Lamp, Jerusalem, early 20th century,arched form with backplate decorated with lions and candelabraand appropriate Hebrew text, fronted by eight candleholders,(lacking servant lamp), ht. 8 in.


180.Bezalel Copper Hanukkah Lamp, Jerusalem, early 20th century,arched backplate with loop handle and rampant lions flanking thetablets, fronted by a row of nine candleholders, (traces of gilding,wear), lg. 8 1/4 in.


181.Two Small Bezalel Hanukkah Lamps, Jerusalem, early 20thcentury, one silver plated with lions and menorah, fronted by arow of eight candleholders, servant lamp to side, ht. 5 1/4; theother brass arched form surmounted by a crown, the backplatedecorated with ancient-style medals, fronted by eightcandleholders and servant lamp to side, ht. 6 in.


182.Bezalel Silver and Silver Filigree Megillah Case, Jerusalem,early 20th century, molded with foliage and applied granulations,crown finial, the thumbpiece inscribed in Hebrew “BezalelJerusalem,” enclosing a finely lettered black ink on vellum scroll ofEsther, overall lg. 7 1/2 in.


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183.Bezalel Silver and Silver Filigree Salt and Pepper Set,Jerusalem, early 20th century, a small tray with loop handles anda pair of cone-form shakers labeled for salt and pepper, (pitting),tray lg. to handles 6 3/4 in.


184.Bezalel School Silver Kiddush Cup, Jerusalem, mid-20thcentury, goblet with elat stones within wirework surrounds, acid-etched scrolling vines, berries, and foliage, slender stem, circulardomed foot, marked “Bezalel Jerusalem, 925,” ht. 7 in.


185.Olivewood Etrog Box and Seder Plate, Jerusalem, early 20thcentury, both decorated with scenes of Jerusalem andappropriate Hebrew text, box lg. 8, hexagonal plate, (shrinkage),wd. 15 1/2 in.


186.Silvered Charger Commemorating the Birth of the JewishState, inscribed May 15, 1948, and in Hebrew and English“Remember the Sabbath Day and Keep it Holy” and “To Kindlethe Light of Sabbath,” dia. 12 in.

Note: For an identical example, see Sotheby’s Bezalel andIsraeliana, 1998, lot 292.


187.Bezalel Bronze Plaque of Herzl, Moshe Murro, Jerusalem, early20th century, rectangular with Herzl profile gazing left, on abronze easel mount, (surface wear), plaque, lg. 3, overall 5 1/4;together with a Jewish National Fund silvered and enameledbrass plaque depicting Herzl and Zionist symbols, (enamelloss/wear), dia. 11 1/4 in.


188.Bezalel Silver and Ivory-inset Box, Jerusalem, early 20thcentury, with carved ivory tablet depicting Hagar and Ishmael,box with overall stylized decoration, lg. 4 5/8 in.


189.Two Zionist Chenille Rugs, Jerusalem, Alliance IsraeliteUniverselle School, depicting Theodor Herzl and Max Nordau,machine woven in tones of red, gold, and beige, with fringe.


190.Marbidiah Wool Carpet, Jerusalem, 1920s, terra-cotta coloredground with an array of foliage and interspersed Cyprus trees,within an ivory border with similar motifs, signed in Hebrew“Marvadia Jerusalem,” approx. 112 x 87 1/2 in.

Note: For a similar example see Anton Felton, Jewish Carpets,1997, no. 55, p. 125 (illus.).



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191.Mervin Jules (American, 1912-1994)

Ben Gurion. Signed “Jules” in pencil l.r., titled in pencil l.l., andsigned “by David Ben Gurion” in ink beneath the image, labelfrom Carl Siembab Gallery, Boston, on the reverse. Colorwoodcut, image size 22 x 15 1/4 in., framed.


192.Lucien Whiting Powell (American, 1846-1930)

View of Jerusalem. Signed, inscribed and dated “Lucien W.Powell/Jerusalem 1910” l.l. Oil on canvas, 30 x 42 in., framed(under glass). Condition: Craquelure.



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193.Efroim Seidenbeutel (Polish, 1903-1945)

A Shabbat Meal. Signed and dated “E M Seidenbeutel 1939”l.l. Graphite with watercolor on paper, sight size 10 1/2 x 14 1/2in., framed. Condition: Toning, creases, not examined out offrame.


194.Ilya Schor (American, 1904-1961)

Twelve Illustrations for THE SABBATH, by Abraham Heschel.Each signed “I. Schor” in pencil l.r. and numbered “1/4” l.l. Woodengravings on laid tissue, sizes vary, all matted to 8 x 11 in.


195.Philip Reisman (American, 1904-1992)

Passover. Titled, dedicated, and signed “...To San Klein- PhilipReisman” in pencil along the lower margin, signed “P REISMAN”in the plate l.r. Etching on paper, plate size 5 x 7 3/4 in., framed.Condition: Broad rippling, not examined out of frame.


196.American School, 20th Century

Self Portrait. Signed, dated and titled “...Daniel Ravi...1996” inEnglish and Hebrew on the reverse. Oil on paper, sheet size 471/4 x 34 in., framed. Condition: Craquelure, subtle rippling.


197.Helene Zelezny-Scholz (Czech, 1882-1974)

Bronze Figural Group Extra Ausgabe, formed as eight men intraditional clothing and pais, verdigris patina, titled on front andsigned and dated verso “Hellene Scholz 1915,” lg. 13 in.


198.Ruth Bloch (Israeli, b. 1951)

Bronze of a Mother and Child, signed verso, (minor dent), ht. 61/2 in.


199.American School, 20th Century

Yom Kippir [sic]. Indistinctly signed in pencil l.r., titled andnumbered “...20/100” in pencil l.l. Etching and drypoint on paper,plate size 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 in., framed. Condition: Subtle toning,broad rippling, minor nicks/surface losses (possible silverfishdamage), not examined out of frame.


200.American School, 20th Century

Self Portrait with Lions. Signed, titled, and dated“...1996...Daniel Ravi...” in English and Hebrew on the reverse.Oil on paper, sheet size 46 3/4 x 34 1/2 in., framed.Condition: Craquelure, acid burn, rippling.


201.Israeli School, 20th Century

Lot of Two Jerusalem Views. Signed in Hebrew l.r. Oil onboard, sight sizes to 14 x 17 1/2 in., framed. Condition: Surfacegrime.


202.Arthur Markowicz (Polish, 1872-1934)

Woman in a Landscape. Signed, inscribed, and dated “ArthurMarkowicz, Krakow, 1923” l.r. Pastel with charcoal onpaper/board, sight size 9 1/4 x 19 in., framed. Condition: Notexamined out of frame.


203.After Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (German, 1800-1882)

Lot of Two Works: Seder (The Passover Meal) and Usheringin the Sabbath. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18 x 15 in., framed.Condition: Retouch, surface grime.

N.B. The original works are both in the collection of The JewishMuseum, New York.


204.Arthur Markowicz (Polish, 1872-1934)

Couple on a Park Bench. Signed and inscribed “MarkowiczParis” l.l. Pastel on paper/board, sight size 9 3/4 x 7 in., framed.Condition: Not examined out of frame,

N.B. The male figure may possibly be a self portrait of the artist.$700-900

205.Arthur Szyk (American, 1894-1951)

The Modern Kalevalay. Signed, inscribed, and titled “ArthurSzyk, London 1940” l.r., titled u.r. Watercolor, gouache, ink,graphite, and pastel on paper/board, sight size 15 1/2 x 11 3/4in., framed. Condition: Slight toning/mat burn, not examined outof frame.


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206.Attributed to Jeno Krupka (French/Hungarian, 19th/20thCentury)

The Wailing Wall. Signed and dated “Krupka 1930.” l.r. Oil oncanvas, 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in., framed. Condition: Lined,abrasions, surface grime.


207.Bernard Simon (American, 1896-1980)

Three Figures with Torah. Incised signature “BERNARDSIMON” on base. Carved wood, approximately 43 1/2 x 16 x 10in., on a wooden plinth. Condition: Minor surface grime.

N.B. A copy of Bernard Simon by Barbara Consolasaccompanies the lot.


208.David Aronson (American, b. 1923)

Bronze Relief of a Bearded Man, signed and numbered 24/25,ht. 6 in., in a Lucite frame.


209.Historical Sepia Chromolithograph, Breslau, 1880s, withdepictions of Moses, Mamonides, Moses Mendelssohn, MosesMontifiore, etc., (trimmed, laid on linen), image 20 x 15 in.


210.David Aronson (American, b. 1923)

Scholar. Signed “Aronson” in the cast u.r., numbered “57/100”l.r. Bronze relief with a brown patina, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. Condition:Surface grime to the intercities.




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211.Grisha Bruskin (Russian/American, b. 1945)

Figure Study. Signed or inscribed in Cyrillic l.r. and u.r.,exhibition card from Minotaure Gallery, Tel Aviv, affixed to thebacking. Mixed media with pen and gouache on paper mountedonto board, paper size 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 in., unframed. Condition:Creases, subtle toning, pinholes to supporting board.


212.Anatoli Kaplan (Russian, 1902-1980)

Illustrations for Sholom-Aleichem’s The Bewitched Tailor/APortfolio of Twenty-seven Prints, 1954-1957, edition of 500.Each signed and dated “A. Kaplan 54-57” in pencil l.r., titled l.l.,with title, introduction, index, and colophon. Color lithographswith metallic accents, sheet sizes 23 1/2 x 17 5/8 in., presentedin a hardbound portfolio case. Condition: Minor creases, minoracid burn, numbered in ballpoint pen l.r.





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