27 Jun 2012

PAIR OF SILVER TEFILLIN CASES PAIR OF SILVER TEFILLIN CASES

PAIR OF SILVER TEFILLIN CASES
$4,500

Description : Eastern European, early 19th century,

On hinged rectangular bases, repoussed and chased with floral/foliate designs

compartment size 1 1/2″ wide, whole case 2″ high

On hinged rectangular bases, repoussed and chased with floral/foliate designs

Price : $4,500
27 Jun 2012

BRONZE MORTAR BRONZE MORTAR

BRONZE MORTAR
$13,000

Description : Italian, dated 1690,

The flared cylindrical vessel with band of engraved foliate design, priestly hands, seven branched candelabrum and Hebrew inscription attesting to the date in front,”The L-rd is my shepherd I shall not want”, (Psalms 23:1), with rectangular handles, some damage to lip.

Mortars were created for Jewish physicians in the 16th and 17th centuries. Particularly during the Renaissance, medicine was a profession widely practiced by Italian Jews. Many of them studied at the renowned University of Padua. Relations between Christians and Jews reached a peak in 1450-1550 when the number of Jewish physicians was at its highest.

For comparison seee
Chaya Benjamin The Stieglitz Collection of Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 1987, p.416, for an earlier example

Price : $13,000
21 Jun 2012

SILVER DOUBLE BEAKER CIRCUMCISION CUPS SILVER DOUBLE BEAKER CIRCUMCISION CUPSSILVER DOUBLE BEAKER CIRCUMCISION CUPS
$10,000

Description : realistically chased as a barrel, with Hebrew inscriptions “Cup of Blessing”, and “Cup of the Mezizah”,

Literature: Chaya Benjamin The Stieglitz Collection, Jerusalem, 1987, item 207
Notizblatt Der Gesellschaft zur Erforschung Judischer Kunst Denkmaeler EV, reprint, Jerusalem, 1971, p.127, nos. 102-3

A similar double cup, Augsburg, 1755 sold at Sotheby’s April 1998 lot 211 for $9,500, also Sotheby’s November 1985 lot 91 sold for $13,200

together 3 1/4″ high

Price : $10,000
21 Jun 2012

UNUSUALLY LARGE BRASS SABBATH HANGING LAMP UNUSUALLY LARGE BRASS SABBATH HANGING LAMPUNUSUALLY LARGE BRASS SABBATH HANGING LAMP
$10,500

Description : German, 18th century,

The eight light oil lamp of star form with cone-shaped drip cup below, the ornate baluster stem with large circular domed centre surmounted by pierced foliate crown with scalloped edge.A classic piece often seen in paintings of this period.
A similar Dutch lamp sold at Christie’s NY 1980 lot 110

16″ diameter, 33″ long

Price : $10,500
21 Jun 2012

BRONZE SABBATH HOLIDAY HANGING LAMP BRONZE SABBATH/HOLIDAY HANGING LAMP

BRONZE SABBATH/HOLIDAY HANGING LAMP
$5,000

Description : Early Italian, 18th century,

Set on skirted base with five font star form oil holders and central shaft terminating in suspension ring with inscription on silver band “In honour of the Sabbath and Yom Tov”

3 3/4″ high 5 1/2″ diameter

Price : $5,000
21 Jun 2012

SILVER NER TAMID ETERNAL LIGHT SILVER (NER TAMID), ETERNAL LIGHTSILVER (NER TAMID), ETERNAL LIGHT
$4,800

Description : Russian, Warsaw, early 19th century, fully marked inside top

The gadrooned and lobed baluster body fitted on sides with 3 scroll brackets suspending from domed circular top with a three-part chain

lamp proper 4 1/2″ high, overall height 21″

Price : $4,800
21 Jun 2012

PEWTER CHALLAH TRAY PEWTER CHALLAH TRAYPEWTER CHALLAH TRAY
$4,500

Description : German, Frankfurt, 18th century, fully marked

Oval with moulded wavy rimmed border and later Hebrew engraving of the Blessing over Challot

18″ long

Howard H. Cotterrell, National Types of Pewter, NY, 1972 p. 48 for comparisons
Chaya Benjamin The Stieglitz Collection,Israel Museum, 1987, item 236
Literature:
18″ long
oval with moulded wavy rimmed border and later Hebrew engraving of the Blessing over Challot
German, Frankfurt, 18th century, fully marked

Price : $4,500
21 Jun 2012

SILVER AND SILVER PLATED FIVE LIGHT CANDELABRUM SILVER AND SILVER PLATED FIVE LIGHT CANDELABRUMSILVER AND SILVER-PLATED FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRUM
$4,000

Description : Russian, Warsaw, late 19th century, by Norblin, marks on base rim and inside central socket

Set on square domed base embossed and chased with four oval rose cartouches, the baluster skirted stem decorted ensuite, surmounted by vase-shaped central holder issuing four double scroll cast branches and weighted with vase-shaped sockets and foliate chased drip pans

23″ high

Price : $4,000
21 Jun 2012

FINE BRASS SABBATH HANGING LAMP FINE BRASS SABBATH HANGING LAMP

FINE BRASS SABBATH HANGING LAMP
$1,800

Description : German, 18th century

From the acclaimed Michael and Doris Zagayski Collection;
of typical form, the turned baluster shaft fitted with six font star form oil holders, drip pan and acorn pendant, electrified

22″ high, 9″ diameter

Price : $1,800
21 Jun 2012

IMG 4808 PAIR OF SILVER THREE LIGHT CANDELABRA
PAIR OF SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
$7,500

Description : German, circa 1870, fully marked on rim of base,each on domed raised base , set on four volute supports, with band of geometric designs and vacant cartouche, the baluster stem with beaded collar, and engraved with foliate designs, surmounted by vase-shaped central socket with beaded band drip pan, supporting two double volute style branches with similar sockets19” high
Price : $7,500