DoneSun, Feb 09, 2020 11:00 AM '
tel aviv, israel, IL
Islamic and Jewish Ethnic items
The auction catalog is comprised of several main collections. The collection of Rutie Ofer gifted to her 20 years ago by her late husband Yuli Ofer. The collection was previously displayed in Her home up until recently. Her collection consists of both Islamic and Jewish jewelry with a strong emphasis on Yemenite silversmithing and Bukhara crafts. In addition, the collection of the late Yossi Binyaninov. An important dealer and collector of Jewish and Islamic, ethnic jewelry and material culture. Yossie was the first antique dealer in Jerusalem and integral in the safekeeping and cataloging of many important historical items. Much of his collection is in the Israel museum, Islamic Museum in Jerusalem and in the Metropolitan museum of art in New York There are several items from the estates of suzie eban. dan ben amotz and shulamit aloni .There are also 19th century kipot from the late Elise Davis. It is important to note that a collection of this sort, both rich in its quality and diversity, comes to the open market about once in every 25-30 years. Many of the items 300 items in the auction catalog are of Museum quality and parallel items exist in: -The Metropolitan -Israel Museum -Islamic Museum -Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow -Diaspora museum and much more *Alma international auctions specializes in researching individual items as well as whole collections. Every three months Alma builds a finely curated auction which goes up for sale internationally. W ship world wide to collectors, enthusiasts and Museums. The items are sourced from all over Israel, Researched and evaluated then put up for sale.