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MASSIVE STUNNING SILVER SEDER EQUIPAGE
$15,000

German, late 19th /early 20th century, marked circular, the sides repoussed and chased with fruited grape vines, matching handles and rimmed gallery, two sliding doors open to reveal two trays for Matzot (silver-plated), applied with six assorted grape vine oval dishes with recumbent lion feet, in original rectangular latched wooden chest.

18 3/4″ diameter, 10 1/4″  high


 

Ivory Megillat Esther

$6,500

Unique ivory Megillat esther case and scroll, circa 1900′s, probably Palestine, the case richly embossed with geometric and floral designs, and with central image of Haman leading Mordechai on a horse, fitted with HaMelech scroll in beautiful Ashkenazi square script, 14 lines per column, also with engraved inscription on handle, “Blessed be Mordechai, Cursed be Haman.”


 

MAJESTIC HIGHLY ORNATE IVORY SPICE CONTAINER
$25,000

European, early 20th century,set on bombe octagonal base, heavily repoussed with foliate designs with matching short stem, surmounted by octagonal spice section with lower band of grape vines, the pierced lattice work decoration(some losses) interspersed by pillars, with hinged door applied with birds, surmounted by oval relief of lions and finally topped by Menorah

11″ high


 

BEZALEL SILVER CHANUKAH LAMP
$6,500

Jerusalem, circa 1920, marked Bezalel Jerusalem on bottom. The rectangular backplate embossed with scene of the Macabees rekindling the Temple Menorah and Hebrew inscription, “You shall light candles in your holy courtyards and you shall keep the eight days of Chanukah“, with two flaming torches; whole fronted by 8 candles sockets, and matching shamash

5 1/4 inches high


 

MAGNIFICENT BRASS AND SILVER FILIGREE NETILLAT YADAYIM CUP
$7,500

Syrian, Damascus, late 19th/early 20th century. On the front panels is a sheaf of wheat, grape clusters, etc. and in the center a Menorah, decorated with approximately 95 semi-precious stones of all colors and sizes, engraved on base are the Hebrew words “Netillat Yadayim”

5 1/2″ high


 

LARGE BRASS AND SILVER FILIGREE MEZUZAH CASE
$1,800

Palestine, early 20th century, with engraved and pierced decorations and cut out letters for HaShem’s name, with semi-precious emerald stones
7 1/4″ high


 

 

SHABBAT CANDELABRUM
$5,000

By Hana Geber, Israeli, early 20th century, the base in the form of six figures commemorating the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust,

5″ high


 

THREE BRASS PATINATED MEZUZAH CASES
$300

Palestine, early 20th century, in the form of an oil jug with the letter “Shin” prominently displayed in center, 


4″ long


 

BRASS AND ENAMEL MEZUZAH CASES
$225

Palestine,early 20th century, with different Jewish symbols,

3 1/2″ long


 

PURIM SILVER GOBLET
$9,000

Continental, late 19th century,
Masked figure in the form of a wine barrel, the barrel itself is embossed with maskes, grapevines etc. The lid which is the neck and crowned head of a masked person is extraordinary in that the head “bobs” up and down as if “drunk” symbolizing the idea to be drunk on Purim – till one can’t tell the difference between Haman and Mordechai, with Hebrew inscription “Simchat Purim”,

9″ high
 



 

WOODEN ANTIQUE GRAGGER
$800

late 19th century,
with Hebrew inscription ” From grieving to celebration”,

approx. 6″ long


 

MINIATURE SILVER-GILT CHILDREN’S CHANUKIAH
$500

20th century, on pedestal base with pierced designs, upper section with 8 small candle sockets, with shamash in centre, with
shamash in centre, surmounted by Magen David,

3 3/4″ high


 

CHARMING SILVER DREIDEL
$1,800

German, 18th centuryOf typical form, with applied initial letters, Nun, Gimmel, Heh, Shin corresponding to the Hebrew phrase
“For a great miracle happened there”,

1 3/4″ high


 

SILVER CHANUKAH LAMP
$5,800

German, Vienna, circa 1860, fully marked, maker’s marks CS.  The backplate repoussed and chased with central urn, flanked by floral clusters surmounted by crown fronted by row of 8 oil receptacles, set on 4 foliate supports with matching detachable shamash,

9″ high

A similar piece sold at Sotheby’s April 1995 lot 370 for $4,370


 

BRASS CHANUKAH LAMP
$6,500

Italian, late 18th century
From a 16th century model, the triangular openwork backplate with rampant lions supporting a vase,
with suspension ring, fronted by row of 8 circular pointed fonts and shamash,

6″ high

Provenance: the famous Michael M. Zagayski Collection, Sotheby’s March 1968.
For comparisons see: M. Narkiss: The Chanukah Lamp, Jerusalem, 1939, no.33
Chaya Benjamin: The Stieglitz Collection, Jerusalem, 1987, p.158, item 121 for original 16th century model


 

SILVER CHANUKAH CANDELABRUM
$2,200

Contemporary, marked 925 sterling on base
On 4 foliate supports, circular base embossed with floral band voluted stem and branches,
surmounted by row of 8 vase-shaped sockets with detachable matching shamash

13″ high


 

HEAVY BRASS CHANUKAH LAMP
$3,000

Palestine,circa 1930Backplate with 2 lions of Judah holding up Magen David, 
fronted by row of 8 candle sockets and central shamash,

4 1/2″ high
 


 

PAIR OF MINIATURE BRONZE CHANUKAH LAMPS
$10,000

Description:
Italian, early 18th centuryThe trefoil shaped openwork backplate fronted by bench with 8 oil troughs,each 

5″ high

PAIR OF MINIATURE BRONZE CHANUKAH LAMPS
$10,000

Italian, early 18th centuryThe trefoil shaped openwork backplate fronted by bench with 8 oil troughs,each

5″ high
 


 

GEORGE V SILVER CHANUKAH CANDELABRUM
$4,000

Birmingham, 1929, fully marked, maker’s marks, etc.On panelled square base, the panelled baluster stem issuing 8 angular branches in 4 sections with candles sockets and matching central shamash, the centre with removeable snuffer with Magen David finial,

9 1/2″ high
 


 

BEZALEL SILVER AND BRASS CHANUKAH LAMP
$4,000

Jerusalem,circa 1920, marked Bezalel Jerusalem on base
On four paw supports, triangular backplate embossed with central larger roundel showing temple Menorah
flanked by lions and 2 other roundels showing 2nd Yr. war Bar Kochba coin, with inscription,
“These lights are holy”, fronted by removeable candle socketed bench, matching shamash,

6″ high
 


 

ATTRACTIVE MINIATURE SILVER CHANUKIAH
$5,500

Palestine,circa 1930, fully marked on back.  The cartouche form backplate with full Hebrew engraved inscriptions of the blessings over Chanukah candles,
surmounted by figure of the High Priest kindling the Temple Menorah, fronted by bench of 8 oil troughs,
matching shamash, sides with 2 turrets, with suspension chain,

5″ high

A similar example sold at Sotheby’s Tel Aviv, May 1998 lot 75 for $2,800


 

LARGE UNUSUAL BRASS CHANUKAH LAMP
$5,500

Dutch, late 18th/early 19th centuryThe cast detachable interior with openwork backplate pierced with architectural motifs and fleurs-de-lis,
with shamash and central plaque inscribed “Chanukah”, surmounted by Magen David, side panels with similar designs
fronted by row of 8 oil troughs; set in a brass frame. Rarely seen with accompanying back piece.

14″ high

For comparisons see R.D. Barnett: Catalogue of the London Jewish Museum, 1974, no.24


 

BRASS CHANUKAH LAMP
$3,500

Continental, 19th/early 20th century
The openwork backplate showing 2 rampant lions flanking a central flowering urn, with Hebrew inscription,
“To light Chanukah candles,” surmounted by crown and shamash, fronted by bench with 8 oil troughs,

7 1/4″ high
 


 

BRASS CHANUKAH LAMP
$4,800

20th century
On rectangular base, the cast backplate heavily chased with lobe and scrolling foliagte designs,
with lions surrounding tablets, surmounted by ornate crown and fitted with duck-form shamash and oil jug, fronted
by row of 8 crowned lion oil receptacles, flanked by recumbent lions on plinths,

11 1/4″ high
 


 

PEWTER PUSHKE
$4,000

German, 19th century,on square base, the cup shaped body, repoussed with foliate designs, the base and pull off lid with matching intricat floral/ foliate designs, with Hebrew inscription “Charity for the poor”

5 1/4″ high
 


 

SYNAGOGAL PUSHKE
$3,500

American,Chicago, ealry 19th century,The plain cylindrical body with painted Hebrew inscription,”Cong. Agudat Achim Anschei Hungary”,with hinged lid also inscribed “Charity saves from misery”, fitted with clasp, central coin slot and scroll handle

7 ” high
 


 

STUNNING PINEWOOD, ROSE WOOD, AND SILVER PUSHKE
BY Y. LUVATON
$4,800

Contemporary, marked 925 inside slot,On moulded octagonal sided base, shaped as a building supported by four pine wood twisted pillars with balustrades, and rose wood facades with silver bird/foliage designs, three sides with Hebrew words “Repentance, Prayer, Charity”, surmounted by removeable silver central coin slot, pillar-form handle.

8 ” high
 


 

SILVER MOUNTED CARVED COCONUT ETROG CONTAINER
$6,500

Continental, circa 1750,Set on three ball supports, the circular body engraved with tulip band, circular rosette forms, leaves; with pull off lid with matching designs

8″ high
 


 

A SILVER ETROG BOX
$4,300

Germany, Dresden, circa 1790, fully marked on base with maker’s marks LLWOf lobed bombe oval form, set on four paw feet, body with floral engraved cartouche, possibly a family crest,with pull off molded rimmed lid5

1/4″ long


 

PAIR OF SILVER TEFILLIN CASES
$3,000

Eastern European, circa 1920, apparently unmarked,
On hinged rectangular bases, elaborately engraved on shiny background with floral/foliate designs and birds,applied with the abbreviations for “Shel Rosh” and “Shel Yad, lined in green velvet

compartment size 1 1/4″wide, whole case 2″ high

 


 

TRIPLE FIGURAL GROUP SPICE CONTAINER
$6,500

Eastern European, 19th century, marked CH on back of baseOn a rectangular sculptured grassy mound, set on four wheels, a figural group serving three options for spices, all detachable; a)house with roof opening up for spices, b)a cow with tail unscrewing, with smelling holes at neck, c)a large open pail; with male figure

4 1/2″ long, 3″ high

 


 

SET OF FOUR SILVER WINDMILL-FORM SPICE CONTAINERS
$5,000

Dutch, circa 1900, 2nd largest marked HH, smallest marked DHTwo with figures, one fenestrated, all with octagonal spice sections, three with spire and pennant, all with moveable spokes and pull off lids

largest 5 1/4″, smallest 2 1/2″


 

UNUSUAL FINE TORTOISE-SHELL SPICE CONTAINER
$6,500

Hungarian, Budapest, dated 1876Set on three legs, the undulated oval shape pierced with holes throughout, and engraved” Budapest”, hinged wide opening with Hebrew words
“On mountains of spices”, surmounted by gilt-metal mount, very fine work

3 1/2″ high


 

SILVER AND BONE YAD
$6,500

Polish, 19th century, by Smilovitz
The long tapering handle and stem, repoussed and chased with different geometric and floral designs applied with semi-precious coloured stones, with Hebrew inscription, “The law of the L-rd is pure”, surmounted by ornamental Decalogue and terminating hand piece made of bone, with suspension chain. Ornate, very unusual

11″ long


 

ORNATE SILVER YAD
$6,500

Polish,late 19th century/ early 20th century, by Smilovitz, initialed on hand SR
The tapering cylindrical handle with fluted chased spherical knop in centre repoussed and chased with different geometric and floral designs, serpent, ship, and with Hebrew inscription “It is a tree of life to those that grasp it and those that support it are rendered happy”, with a myriad of semi-precious coloured stones throughout, with long cuffed hand and applied mini Tablets of the Law, pointed index finger

13 1/4″ long
 


 

BEZALEL SILVER YAD TORAH POINTER AND SPICE BOX
$2,300

Palestine, circa 1920
The tapering cylindrical stem with applied geometric bands, surounted by filigree top with pull off lid

8″ long

For comparisons see
Sotheby’s May 1986 lot 310


 

SILVER-PLATED CHANUKIAH
$2,800

circa 1950, on domed base with circular openwork Magen David surmounted by eight small candle holders and matching shamash near base

7 1/2″
 


 

EXCEPTIONAL SILVER CHANUKAH LAMP
$7,500

Eastern European, circa 1800, fully marked on backplateThe engraved semi-circular backplate with central Hebrew inscription,”These lights which we kindle”, curved border, heavily repoussed and chased with floral/foliate designs applied with two lions surrounding crown with trefoil motif above. Fronted by bench of 8 vase-shaped oil receptacles with drip pan below, matching shamash

8 1/2″ high


 

TWO STUNNING WOOD AND SILVER MEZUZAH CASES
$2,000 each

Israeli,contemporary, by Y. Luvaton, signed and marked 925 sterling,
First pinewood shaped triangular applied with engraved Hebrew inscription “Blessed are you when you come in and when you leave”, with silver foliate openwork designs on top and bottom, the second in ebony, shaped like a cuckoo clock with roof and cuckoo, applied with silver foliate openwork designs throughout and letter “Shin”, in centre

both 7″ long
 


 

PAIR OF TALL SILVER RIMMONIM
$5,500

Austro-Hungarian, 19th century, fully marked on base, on long tubular bases, each with three bulbous tiers embossed and chased with rosette and leaf designs, with two rows of brackets hung with 6 bells, some missing, topped by eagle finial

16 1/2″ high

On long tubular bases, each with three bulbous tiers embossed and chased with rosette and leaf designs, with two rows of brackets hung with 6 bells, some missing, topped by eagle finial


 

SILVER LAVER AND BASIN
$3,500

Continental, early 20th century, marked sterling on base,
Circular, on moulded rimmed base, plain bowl with gadrooned rims and with Hebrew inscription “Bring the tribe of Levi near and present them before Aaron the priest that they may minister to him”, (Numbers 3:6), with matching weighted laver

bowl 12 3/4″ diameter, laver 6 1/2″ diameter


 

SILVER BELT BUCKLE
$1,500

Polish, 19th century
Curved rectangular form with rococo-style decorations with figures of Moses and Aaron and other biblical scenes

6 1/4″


 

GEORGE V GRINDLEY PORCELAIN PASSOVER SERVICE FOR SIX
$18,000

English, circa 1920, designed for Siret, London
Five piece dinner setting for six, consisting of large soup bowl, salad plate, dinner plate, double-handled bowl, and saucer; centre with Hebrew inscriptions, “We were slaves to Pharoah in Egypt, you shall relate the story to your son on this day”, Menorah, Torah crown, and canopy decorations, border with ornate foliage/vine designs, excellent condition (30 items)

dinner plate 8″ diameter

five piece dinner setting for six, consisting of large soup bowl, salad plate, dinner plate, double-handled bowl, and saucer; centre with Hebrew inscriptions, “We were slaves to Pharoah in Egypt, you shall relate the story to your son on this day”, Menorah, Torah crown, and canopy decorations, border with ornate foliage/vine designs, excellent condition (30 items)


 

SILVER SEDER EQUIPAGE
$14,000

German, early 19th century
Circular, the three beaded rimmed trays for the Matzot labeled Cohen, Levi, Yisrael, connected by baluster supports and standing on four eagle/ball feet, surmounted by four more eagles, the upper surface with openwork rim

A similar example sold in Sotheby’s, NY, December 1987 lot 396 for $12,000

12″ diameter, 6 1/2″ high


 

SILVER SEDER TRAY
$6,800

Israeli, circa 1945, by A. Sendik, maker’s marks on each plaque, marked sterling in centre
Circular, repoussed, chased and engraved around the border with rectangular vignettes of the ten plagues, centre with six settings for the symbolic Seder foods, above scene of people discussing at the Seder table, excellent workmanship

14″ diameter


 

 

 


 

SILVER KIDDUSH BEAKER
$3,500

Polish,19th century, marked on base and maker’s marks BM,
The plain beaker with wide gilded band near rim, and later Hebrew inscription”On the wine”

3 1/4″ high


 

SILVER TASS (TORAH SHIELD)
$5,300

Austro-Hungarian, circa 1890,
Centered with applied engraved Decalogue flanked by two pillars surounted by crown, two applied brass lions, with plaque and empty cartouche, sides embossed and chased with foliate scrolls, includes suspension chain

13″ high


 

SILVER BEAR KIDDUSH CUP
$5,000

Continental, 19th century, with maker’s marks, EK
In the shape of a bear’s head, using ears and nose as the supports, gilded interior

3″ high


 

PAIR OF SILVER TEFILLIN CASES
$4,500

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


 

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 see:
Chaya Benjamin The Stieglitz Collection of Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 1987, p.416, for an earlier example


 

SILVER 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
 


 

UNUSUALLY 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

 


 

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

 


 

SILVER (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″

 


 

PEWTER 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:
oval with moulded wavy rimmed border and later Hebrew engraving of the Blessing over Challot
German, Frankfurt, 18th century, fully marked


 

SILVER 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
 


 

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
 


 

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 sockets

19”? high


 

TALL SILVER ETROG CONTAINER
$4,500

Description:
Continental, circa 1880, marked on bottom of base,set on three volute supports, on a molded circular base, the egg-shaped body with removeable lid, with geometric design border and leaf finial

9”? high


 

 

 

 


 

 

SILVER LAVER 
$4,500

Description:
German, early 20th century, marked on handle and dish
The cylindrical container engraved in centre “Mayim Achronim”, the handle, bowl and lid with matching chased rocaille leaf, and rose bands, set on four plain supports, with dish insert

7 3/4 inches high


 

FINE SILVER ETROG CONTAINER
$4,500

Description:
German, 19th century, fully marked on bottom of baseOf rectangular bombe form, set on four ball feet, repoussed and chased with double rosette borders, with central vacant cartouches, hinged cover, gilded interior and lock

5 1/4 inches long


 

EXOTIC SILVER HAVDALAH COMPENDIUM
$5,000

Description:
American, circa 1900, marked sterlingOn a hexagonal stepped base, the hexagonal body chased and pierced with foliate motifs, surmounted by a detachable candleholder set within a frame of six twisted supports fitted between two hexagonal scalloped plates, the upper one serving as a wax guard.

6 3/4 inches high


 

RARE SILVER FILIGREE NER TAMID 
$4,500

Description:
Italian, circa 1880
The urn-shaped body with scroll motifs throughout, surmounted by voluted circular ring of similar designs fitted on sides with three scroll brackets, with three-part chain, and interesting applied bronze priestly symbols; Menorah, priestly hands emblem, incense burner and peacock on extra chain

Lamp proper 4 3/4 inches high
Overall hight 15 inches

Literature:
Yehuda Bialer, Jewish Life in Art and Tradition, England, 1975, p. 96 for similar example


 

ATTRACTIVE SILVER PUSHKE
$4,500

Description:
Continental, early 20th century
Cylindrical, heavily repoussed, chased and embossed with foliate/floral and criss cross designs, the front with two outstretched arms holding out pushkes, the hinged lid with Hebrew words: “charity box”, with clasp and central coin slot

3 1/2 inches high


 

ORIGINAL SILVER SPICE TOWER
$4,500

Description:
American, early 20th century, marked sterling 826 on baseOn curved rimmed flat base with three supports surmounted by trefoil scrolling wire stem, the window-shaped hexagonal spice section engraved with foliate designs with hinged door, the similarly designed hexagonal spire with three windows.

7 1/2 inches high


 

SILVER AND FILIGREE SPICE TOWER
$3,000

Description:
German, 19th century, apparently unmarkedOn circular moulded base, with short stem, the cylindrical filigree spice section with beaded rims, pull off spire, small sphere and pennant8 1/4 inches high

For comparison see:
Sotheby’s April 1998, lot 242


 

CONTEMPORARY PINE WOOD AND SILVER GRAGGER BY YITZHAK LUVATON
SOLD

6 1/4 inches long

Description:
Each side applied with silver scene; Haman leading Mordechai, and Esther pleading with Achashverosh to save the Jews. Foliate detail on handle, surmounted also by a bird.

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