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

Ketubah on Printed Form from Vienna – Wedding in Haifa in 1928

Opening: $500
Sold for: $625
Including buyer's premium

Ketubah recording the marriage of the groom Yitzchak son of Avraham Ashkenazi, to the bride Bilhah daughter of Yosef Gino. Haifa, Rosh Chodesh Elul 1928.
The ketubah was written on a colorful, printed form, depicting an architectonic structure with two gateways surmounting a rectangular frame. The form was published in Vienna by Joseph Schlesinger; publisher's name and addresses in Vienna and Budapest in lower margin.
At the foot of the ketubah text, witnesses' signatures on the right and left: Sh. Ben Shabbat (?) and Eliyahu Manin (?), with the groom's signature in the center, on a 10–mil revenue stamp of Mandatory Palestine.

70.5X50 cm. Fair–good condition. Many folding marks, tears, some stains and wear.

Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, 035.011.130.