On Monday, Nov. 10, J. Greenstein & Co.’s Auction House will host one of the most extensive auctions devoted entirely to antique and artisan Judaica. Held at New York’s Radisson Martinique Hotel at 5:30 p.m., the auction features more than 100 ceremonial objects including menorahs, Kiddush cups, silver torah ornaments, spice boxes, paintings and much more. For those unable to attend the auction, pre-sale bidding and phone bidding will be offered.
Highlights include a silver Torah shield made in Brunn in 1814 (estimate $30,000-$50,000); a silver filigree spice from 18th century Lemberg (estimate $22,000–$30,000) and a set of three silver Kiddush cups made by J. Rimmonim in 18th century Germany. Also included is the famed 18th century silver Jewish Maker menorah as featured in Jay Weinstein’s book.
Other items include various handmade silver Kiddush cups (starting at $3,500), sabbath candlesticks and candelabras (starting at $3,000) and sterling silver menorahs (starting at $3,000).
Works featured in the auction date back to the 18th century and have been gathered from various long-time collectors in New York, London, Chicago and Belgium.
J. Greenstein & Co., www.jgreenstein.com, is the only auction house in the world solely devoted to the sale of Jewish ritual objects. Founded by Jonathan Greenstein in 2004, a lifelong collector of Judaica and Judaic art, the company’s biannual auctions feature rare Jewish ritual objects, works of art, books and manuscripts.
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