Online Auction 44 - Chabad

A Special Chabad Auction on the Occasion of "Yom HaBahir", Yud (the 10th of) Shevat – Day of Passing of the Rebbe Rayatz, and Day of the Ascendancy to Leadership of the Lubavitcher Rebbe"

Tea Tin of Rebbe Rashab – Used in Lubavitch and Rostov

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $3,500
Including buyer's premium
Tea tin of Rebbe Shalom Dov Ber Schneersohn – the Rashab of Lubavitch.
Tin box, made by the famous Russian tea producer Alexei Gubkin's successor A. Kuznetsov and Co. – Преемник Алексея Губкина А. Кузнецов и Ко.
Manufacturer's details (in Russian) inside lid. Lock on the front of the box (with key). Moscow, late 19th or early 20th century.
Letter of authenticity enclosed (handwritten note, in English), signed in Hebrew by Rebbetzin Chana Gurary (1899-1991), eldest daughter of Rebbe Rayatz of Lubavitch: "I hereby gift… my grandfather – the Rashab's Russian tea tin holder made by Gubkin. He kept tea in it. He used it both in Lubavitch and Rostov. My grandmother gave it to me as a gift after he passed away". Dated – 14th February 1990. The tin is placed in a small leather suitcase, which was presumably also used by the rebbe or his family (the suitcase was given together with the tea tin, but is not mentioned in the letter of authenticity).
Approx. 9X9X9 cm. Good-fair condition. Abrasions. Stains. Lock broken; lid doesn't open. Enclosed suitcase broken and damaged.
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