Silver Plate Gifted by Rebbe Rayatz to His Daughter Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary Upon His Return from the United States in 1930 – With Letter of Authenticity Signed by Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary

Opening: $1,000

Silver plate received by Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary from her father Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn – Rebbe Rayatz of Lubavitch, upon his return from his visit from the United States in 1930.
Sterling silver (marked on base S. Kirk and Son). Letter G – first letter of the name Gurary engraved in center of plate.
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 S. Kirk & Son, Inc. Silver plate. It is made of sterling silver. My father bought it in the United States during his trip in 1929-30. He had it inscribed with the letter G for our family name. He gave it to me upon his return to Europe". Dated 5th November 1989.
Large wooden box enclosed, which was presumably also used by Rebbetzin Chanah (the box was given together with the plate, yet is not mentioned in the present letter).

Some two years after his release from Soviet prison and settling in Riga, Rebbe Rayatz paid a trip to the United States. The purpose of the trip, which lasted close to a year (Elul 1929 – Tammuz 1930), was to raise awareness of the plight of Soviet Jews and to encourage and strengthen Torah observance amongst American Jewry.
According to the enclosed letter, Rebbe Rayatz purchased the present silver plate during his trip to the United States and gave it as a gift to his daughter Rebbetzin Chanah upon his return to Europe in Elul 1930.

Diameter: approx. 26 cm. Good condition.