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

Silver Table Dish Owned by Rebbe Rayatz – Used for the Apples on Rosh Hashanah Eve

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $10,000
Including buyer's premium

Silver dish, used by Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Rebbe Rayatz of Lubavitch, for the apples on his Rosh Hashanah table. Silver. Marked: Birmingham (England) – 1919; maker's mark: HM (Henry Matthews).

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 silver dish my father used on Rosh Hashana to hold the apples. During one of his trips to France shortly after leaving Russia he bought it. He used it for the last time a year before World War II." Letter of authenticity dated 17 December, 1989. Enclosed is a wooden box (the box was handed over alongside the silver dish, but is not mentioned in the letter of authenticity).

Approx. 17X23 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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