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Alan Dershowitz ‘s antique and rare Judaica items to be auctioned

Renowned Auction House Brings Judaica Items from Alan Dershowitz to Hands of Collectors Across the World


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29 antique and rare Judaica items belonging to prominent Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz will be auctioned next month.

The March 1st,  auction at  J. Greenstein & Co.’s Auction House in Cedarhurst, Long Island, New York, will also include 232 “rare and valuable objects.”

Highlights for this year’s auction include, from Professor Dershowitz’s collection, Silver Kiddush Beaker from Poland, c. 1860, estimated $3, 000 – 4, 000; Silver Torah Shield from Poland, c. 1802, estimated $12, 000 – 15, 000; Early Pewter Seder Dish from Germany, 19th century, estimated $3, 000 – 4, 000; Illuminated Megillah in Original Case from Jerusalem, early 20th century, estimated $4, 000 – 6, 000.

 

MEGILLAH ALAN DERSHOWITZ

 

Additional auction items include, Chanukah lamp by Kozlo, Kielce, c. 1840, estimated $30, 000-$40, 000;

Silver Torah Shield, Odessa, c. 1840, estimated $18, 000-$22, 000;

Silver Hanukkah Lamp, Vienna, c. 1875, estimated $25, 000-$30, 000;

Large Silver Torah Shield by Johann August Gebhart, estimated $16, 000-$22, 000;

 

ALAN DERSHOWITZ -- A RARE AND IMPORTANT SILVER TORAH SHIELD

 

Silver Torah Shield, Poland, 18th estimated $18, 000-$22, 000; Chanukah Menorah by Bollerman, c. 1820, estimated $20, 000-$30, 000;

Silver spice container, Venice, 18th century, estimated $30, 000-$40, 000; Large Silver Torah Finials, the Netherlands, 19th Century, estimated $20, 000-$30, 000;

Silver spice tower, Germany, mid-18th century, estimated $25, 000-$30, 000; Silver Torah shield, Italy 1792, estimated $42, 500-$55, 000;

Sterling Silver Torah crown by Ludwig Wolpert, New York, c. 1960, estimated $25, 000-$35, 000;

Painting by Mane Katz, Paris, 1935, estimated $25, 000-$35, 000;

Painting by Isaac Holtz, New York, 1967, estimated $20, 000-$30, 000;

Silver Filigree spice tower, Lemberg, 18th century, estimated $18, 000-$22, 000;

and a Silver Cohanic laver and basin, Vienna, C. 1880, estimated $30, 000-$40, 000.

 

JG16W-1024 (2) OLIVEWOOD MEGILLAH EICHA CASE WITH ORIGINAL MEGILLAH BY GETZEL HAKOHEN,   ALAN DERSHOWITZ

 

“It has been a policy of mine for a long time to always bring a piece of Judaica back from my travels, ” said Alan Dershowitz. “I truly believe that the essence of Judaica is ‘from generation to generation’ – that is, that it should be passed down so that we never forget where we came from and so that the memories and treasures of others live on through Judaism and through Jewish history.”

J. Greenstein & Co. Auction House claims to be the only auction house in the United States that is “solely devoted to the sale of Jewish ritual objects.”

 

ALAN DERSHOWITZ -- A SILVER KIDDUSH BEAKER

 

 

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