Online Auction 41 - Chabad

Special Chabad Auction on the Occasion of the New Year and in Honor of Chai (18th) Elul – Birthday of the Great Chassidic Luminaries, the Baal Shem Tov and the Baal HaTanya

iola Purchased by Rebbe Rayatz as Gift to His Daughters (Rebbetzins Chana Gurary, Chaya Mushka Schneerson and Shaina Horenstein)

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $2,750
Including buyer's premium

Viola purchased by Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Rebbe Rayatz of Lubavitch, as gift to his three daughters, Rebbetzin Chana Gurary, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, and Rebbetzin Shaina Horenstein.

Letter of authenticity enclosed (handwritten note, in English), signed in Hebrew by Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary (1899-1991), eldest daughter of Rebbe Rayatz: "I hereby gift... the viola that my father bought for my sisters and I while in Germany. We played on this viola for most of our childhood."

Letter of authenticity dated 12 December, 1989.

64 cm. Minor abrasions and fractures. Missing tuning pegs, bridge and strings. Without the bow.

PLEASE NOTE: Item description was shortened in translation. For further information, please refer to Hebrew text.