Online Auction 42 - Chabad

Special Chabad Auction in Honor of Chag HaGeulah Yud-Tes Kislev – Rosh Hashana of Chassidut - Marking the Date in which Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi was Released from Czarist Imprisonment

Snuff Box of Rebbe Rayatz – Used by the Rebbe Prior to the Passing of His Father the Rashab in 1920 – With Letter of Authenticity Signed by His Eldest Daughter Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $2,500
Including buyer's premium
Snuff box of Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the Rayatz of Lubavitch. The rebbe used the box prior to the passing of his father the Rashab (2nd Nissan 1920), and prior to his appointment as rebbe.
Rectangular box, made of brass and reddish-brown aventurine (presumably France, late 19th or early 20th century).
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 snuff box of my father [the Rayatz] that he used prior to assuming the position as rebbe. It is made of brass and aventurine. The snuff box sparkles because it is made of a type of quartz. My father gave it to me shortly after my wedding". Dated – 3rd December 1989.
Approx. 4X6X2.5 cm. Good condition. Minor defects.