Auction 86 - Part I - Rare & Important Items

Ketubah Printed on Parchment – Jerusalem and Tétouan, 1913

Opening: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Printed parchment ketubah. Jerusalem: Levy and partners, early 20th century; completed by hand for the wedding of the groom Yosef son of R. Moshe Hadida, with the bride Esther daughter of R. Yehuda Benmaman, which took place in Tétouan, 1913.
Red, gold and silver ink on parchment; cursive Sephardic script, the word Chai is enlarged. Witnesses' signatures deleted.
Such ketubot were usually printed on paper, while the present ketubah was printed on parchment. The ketubah is decorated with stamped illustrations of holy sites and gravesites of Tzaddikim, foliate designs, a pair of lions, and verses.
58X46 cm. Fair condition. Creases, damage and tears (one repaired with tape). Minor stains, some caused by smudging of red ink.
Illustrated Manuscripts, Manuscripts on Parchment
Illustrated Manuscripts, Manuscripts on Parchment