NEW YORK – J. Greenstein & Co. will conduct one of the most extensive auctions devoted entirely to antique and artisan Judaica on Monday, Nov. 10. The sale, to be held at New York’s Radisson Martinique Hotel on Broadway, will feature more than 100 ceremonial objects including menorahs, Kiddush cups, silver torah ornaments, spice boxes and paintings.
Works featured in the auction date to the 18th century and have been gathered from various longtime collectors in New York, London, Chicago and Belgium.
Highlights include an important silver Torah shield made in Brunn, Austria, in 1814 (est. $30,000-$50,000); a rare silver and large silver filigree spice box from 18th century Lemberg (est. $22,000-$30,000) and a magnificent set of three silver Kiddush cups made by J. Rimmonim in 18th century Germany. Also included is one of the most exceptional silver menorahs to appear at auction in recent years, the famed 18th century silver Jewish-maker menorah 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).
Fully illustrated catalogs and hi-res images of select items are available upon request. Presale bidding and phone bidding will be offered for those unable to attend the auction. The sale will begin at 5:30 p.m.
J. Greenstein & Co. is the only auction house solely devoted to the sale of Jewish ritual objects. Founded in 2004 by Jonathan Greenstein, a lifelong collector of Judaica and Judaic art, the company’s twice yearly auctions feature rare Jewish ritual objects, works of art, books and manuscripts. To view the online catalog and for additional information go to the Web site: www.jgreenstein.com.