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31.07.2019 - Auction # 24

Auction no. 25

Will take place on Monday 23 Elul 5768

23 Septembery. 2019

In the Achim Center of Rabbi Akiva st. 86, Bnei Brak

At 20:00 Israel time 

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LOT: 051

Handsome mezuzah housing, silver, in the shape of a megillah—Israel, 20th century.

In the shape of a rolled megillah, on one side is a glass vial which looks like archaeological glass, and on the other side is a place to put in the mezuzah—probably missing one vial. In the center are the letters S.D.I. Stamped 925 and more. Weight: 52g. 6x10cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 052

Large, handsome mezuzah housing, metal mixed with silver, with an engraving of the Tower of David, and more—probably Europe, 20th century.

Probably was affixed to the entrance of a synagogue. Shin at the top made of silver, with a window and a silver frame. Center has an engraved and burned image of the Tower of David. Stamped 925. Height 30cm. Width 8cm. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 053

Especially large mezuzah—21st century.

Large mezuzah, Beit Yosef style, on parchment. Size: 45.5x48cm. Given in a translucent plastic. Kosher mezuzah. Very good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 054

Modular Havdalah set made of silver.

Modern art piece made from silver. A beautiful modular Havdalah set, including: a besamim case, a wine glass, and a holder for a candle, that connect together into one item. At the bottom, on four legs, is a drawer for holding the spices. Above it on a raised platform is a figurine of a man wrapped in a tallit with a siddur in his hands. On a base with four wonderful pillars is a goblet covered by what constitutes the handle for the Havdalah candle. Size: 60.5x23cm. Weight: 347g. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 055

Unique integrating a besamim tower with a finial for a sefer torah, made of silver. Tripoli, end of the 19th century.

Decorated with relief work and engravings of plants and flowers. Upper portion opens into a receptacle for spices. Includes 6 bells made to look like hamsas. Probably Tripoli. Height: 23cm. Weight: 235g. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $250 Starting at $250
LOT: 056

Large besamim case made to look like a fish, silver coated in gold—20th century.

Filigree work. Length: 32cm. Weight: 483g. Light defects to the gilding. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $1100
LOT: 057

Special silver case for besamim—Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

In the shape of a book, the cover is a relief of a crown, with two lions holding the Tablets around floral patterns. Inside is professionally done cutting work with the phrase “Borei Minei Besamim”. Weight: 146gm. 10x6.5x1.5cm. Very good condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 058

Lot of 4 tobacco cases—3 made of silver.

Decorated with engravings and embossing. 1 made of horn. Various sizes. Silver weight: 115g. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $250 Starting at $250
LOT: 059

Silver breastplate for a sefer torah. Europe, end of the 19th century.

Decorated by hand with hammering, engraving, relief work. At the top are two foxes holding a keter torah, in the center are the Tablets, and on either side are pillars with the inscription “Shabbat.” Weight: 270g. 18x18cm. Very good condition.
Starting at $1000
LOT: 060

Silver tefillin housings. Europe, 19th century.

Decorated with engravings on top, plants with the phrases “shel rosh” and “shel yad”. On the sides are floral patterns. Weight: 297g. Stamped 12. Size: 4x8x6cm. Very good condition.
Starting at $1200
LOT: 061

Collection of 7 wimpels sewn together—Europe 1809-1870.

Some with colorful decorations. Various sizes, from the years: 1854, 1861, 1809, 1866, 1862, 1870, 1845. Some very faded, generally bad to ok condition.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $300
LOT: 062

Pitcher, damask work, Betzalel. Israel, beginning of the 20th century.

Decorated with silver, menorahs and shapes, in the center is the inscription “Betzalel.” Height: 14cm. Widest diameter: 14cm. Slight holes and defects. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 063

Judaica table clock with a music box. Israel, 20th century.

Wooden base with a music box operated mechanically. Above it is a metal base, with two lions holding the clock, with a crown on top. The back has a pendulum and a metal relief bearing the inscription "Rabbis, the time has arrived to the Shema of Shacharit." Designed by A. Sendik in the Bezalel style. Instead of the digits on the clock, letters A and B appear in the center of the watch, alongside a Star of David. The clock has a mechanical mechanism, the clock mechanism is in working order and included is a matching key to wind the mechanism. Max height: 22cm. Lower base, width: 13.5cm. Depth: 7cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $250
LOT: 064

Qanun, wooden musical instrument—21st century.

70x35x5cm. The Qanun is a central instrument in Arabic and Turkish music. It is referenced often in writings and oral traditions starting from the 10th century, including the One Thousand and One Nights. The origin of its name is probably from the Greek “κανων”, which means “law.” Generally good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 065

Oud, musical instrument—Iraq, 21st century.

Decorated in the center with seashell and decorations made by cutting, in the shape of a dove and captions in Arabic. It is mainly used in the Arabian Peninsula, the Middle East, North Africa, parts of the South and the Balkans. Its name is from Arabic, in which the word "Oud" means "stick". Slight defects, generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 066

Brass instrument used in the IDF Orchestra.

Two pieces (seems to be missing part) in a matching case with an inscription “IDF Orchestra.” 78x15cm (the case). Ok to good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 067

Large iron hanukkiyah. Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

The back is decorated with engraving work and the inscription “HaNerot Halalu Kodesh Hem,” with flowers. Engravings of lions, a menorah, doves, plants, and flowers, the table of cups can be removed for cleaning. Height: 36cm. Width: 34cm. Various abrasions of the engravings and rust. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 068

Silver hanukkiyah—20th century.

Decorated with welding, hammering work on the base. 8 branches, on the back is an engraving of a crown, lions, and the menorah, with the inscription “HaNerot Halalu Kodesh Hem,” and a matching shamash welded to the right side. Length: 17cm. Height: 18cm. Width: 5cm. Weight: 390g. Generally good condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 069

Sefer Torah in Beit Yosef script. Ashkenazi, Europe 20th century.

Sofer script, uniform Ashkenazi writing according to the Beit Yosef method. Height of the parchment: 53cm. Height of the writing: 43.5cm. Not sold as kosher. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $750 Starting at $400
LOT: 070

Sefer Torah in Beit Yosef script. Ashkenazi, Europe 20th century.

Sofer script, uniform Ashkenazi writing according to the Beit Yosef method. Height of the parchment: 48cm. Height of the writing: 39cm. Not sold as kosher. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $650 Starting at $500
LOT: 071

Sefer Haftarot for a synagogue, in a wooden housing. Israel, 20th century.

Printed on quality paper, in a wooden housing like a sefer torah. Height of the paper: 23cm. Height of the housing: 65cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $120
LOT: 072

Miniature “HaMelech” Megillat Esther, manuscript on parchment in an olivewood “Betzalel” case—Israel, beginning of the 20th century.

With colorful illustrations of the Tower of David and grapevines. Height of the case: 25cm. The megillah: 6cm. Writing is partially faded. Missing the part that connects to the megillah. Ok condition.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $120
LOT: 073

Miniature Megillat Esther on illustrated parchment with a variety of colors—20th century.

Pretty Ashkenazi handwriting, professionally done by a Sofer Stam, illustrated by an artist. At the beginning of the megillah is a wonderful illustration of Mordechai riding on a horse (“such will be done to the man…”). Throughout the megillah are floral patterns and flowers in a variety of colors, at the end is a wonderful illustration of the Purim celebration. Height: 4cm. Writing is 2.5cm high. Very good condition.
Starting at $1500
LOT: 074

Megillat Esther “HaMelech”, illustrated and written by hand on parchment—Israel, 20th century.

With artistically rendered, colorful frames throughout, with illustrations of animals, plants, and flowers. At the beginning is a wonderful illustration of Ahasuerus presenting his golden staff to Queen Esther, in a pretty artistic frame, with eagles, crowns, lions, and more. The Megillah was written by a Sofer, with nice handwriting. “HaMelech” in Sefardi handwriting. 21 lines per column. Height: 28cm. Sewn to a matching wooden handle. Generally excellent condition.
Starting at $1700
LOT: 075

Important collection from a collector of research books on Judaism and the Jews of Morocco.

1. The Sources of Jewish Poetry in Morocco, by Hanania Dahan. 2. The Jews in the Sharif’s Morocco; file of 6 issues of “Issues in the History of the Jewish People" published by the Zalman Shazar Center. 3. “The flower that resurrects the dead” - stories by the Jews of Morocco, by Issachar Ben Ami with the dedication of the author. 4. Fez and its Sages in Morocco - 2 parts published by Am Oved. By Rabbi David Ovadia. 5. History of the Jews of Morocco, by Avraham Stahl. 2 copies, the second edition and third edition. 6. Seventy stories and a story by Moroccan Jews, by Dov Noy. 7. Communities of Moroccan Jews, their roots and traditions, published by the Ministry of Education and Culture. 8. Community of Tzefrou, Morocco, by Rabbi David Ovadia. Volume Two and Volume Four. 9. He Was a Jewish Man - History of Rabbi Yitzchak Ohana of the Jerusalem Synod, by Avraham Ohana 10. Kehilat Kedoshim - 2 video tapes filmed by Ze'ev Revachabout Moroccan Jewry. Different sizes and conditions, generally good.
Starting at $120