Silver Vessel Gifted by Rebbe Rayatz to His Daughter Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary – With Letter of Authenticity Signed by Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary

Opening: $1,000

Silver vessel which Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn – Rebbe Rayatz of Lubavitch purchased during his trip to the United States in 1930, and gave as a gift to his daughter Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary.
Sterling silver, with maker's mark (Crichton Bros) – London and New York, 1920. Lacking base 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 traveling sugar container made from sterling silver that my father bought in the United States during his trip in 1929-30. It was made in London by Lionel Alfred Crichton in 1920. My father gave it to me as a gift". Dated 12th September 1989.

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, this silver dish was purchased by Rebbe Rayatz during his trip to the United States and given as a gift to his daughter Rebbetzin Chanah upon his return to Europe in Elul 1930.

Approx. 6X8X5.5 cm. Lacking base plate. Good condition.