Online Auction 44 - Chabad

A Special Chabad Auction on the Occasion of "Yom HaBahir", Yud (the 10th of) Shevat – Day of Passing of the Rebbe Rayatz, and Day of the Ascendancy to Leadership of the Lubavitcher Rebbe"

Jar Bought by Rebbe Rashab for His Wife Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $2,375
Including buyer's premium

Jar bought by Rebbe Shalom Dov Ber Schneersohn – the Rashab of Lubavitch, during one of his trips to Paris, for his wife Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah, who used it for storing baked goods.
Bulbous glass jar; with dome shaped lid topped with a knob. Etched foliate designs.
Letter of authenticity enclosed (handwritten note, in English), signed in Hebrew by Rebbetzin Chana Gurary (1899-1991), eldest daughter of Rebbe Rayatz and granddaughter of Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah: "I hereby gift... the etched glass cookie jar also known in France as 'French embossing'. The Rashab bought it in Paris as a gift for his wife during one of his trips to Paris. My grandmother gave it to me during the week of my Sheva Brochos as a gift". Dated – 3rd December 1989.

Rebbe Rashab's Trips to France
Rebbe Rashab was frail and sickly, and frequently travelled to various health spas in Europe, to consult with specialists. He took advantage of these trips to do his upmost to improve the material and spiritual situation of his Jewish brethren, particularly of Russian Jews. His travels took him to France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia, the Crimean Peninsula, and more. The Rashab's various trips to France are well documented in his letters. His first trip was to Paris in winter 1883, approximately a year after the passing of his father Rebbe Maharash and his appointment as rebbe. The visit lasted almost an entire year. He thereafter paid many visits to France (in 1885-1888, 1901, 1904, 1911-1914), some for extended periods of time. On most of his trips, he either passed through or stayed in Paris. According to the enclosed letter, Rebbe Rashab purchased the present jar on one of these visits to Paris.

Maximum size: 27X14 cm. Good condition.

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