Auction 93 Part 1 - Manuscripts, Prints and Engravings, Objects and Facsimiles, from the Gross Family Collection, and Private Collections

Elaborate, Colorful Ketubah in Booklet Format – Mashhad, 1894

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $1,875
Including buyer's premium

Colorful, illustrated ketubah in booklet format. Mashhad (Iran), 12th Elul 1894.
Elaborate ketubah, with (Islamic) floral designs in the margins in hues of gold, red, blue and purple. Booklet format, comprising six written pages, signed by the writer at the end. Other signatures.

[4] leaves (6 written and illustrated pages + parchment paper between leaves for protection). 21.5 cm. Good–fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Folding marks. Tiny tears to folds. New binding.

• The Ketuba. An Exhibition of Jewish Marriage Contracts. December 1–18. Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, 1975, p.62–63.

Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, 035.011.003.