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

Wine Decanter and Goblet Bought by the Rebbe Rayatz as Gift for His Daughter Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary (Decanter Identical to One Given to Chanah's Younger Sister, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, Wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe)

Opening: $500
Sold for: $1,750
Including buyer's premium

Wine decanter and goblet presented by Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson – Rebbe Rayatz of Lubavitch, and by his wife, Rebbetzin Nechama Dina, as a gift to their eldest daughter, Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary.
Matching decanter and goblet; cut glass of a yellowish shade.
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 cut to clear yellow wine decanter and one cup given to me as a gift by my father and mother. At the time before the summer, my parents bought me these yellow ones. My sister got the same in green. My wine bottle got chipped at the stopper so I kept it in storage until now". Dated – 11th February 1990. Enclosed is a wooden box which may have also been used by the rebbe or his family (the box was given together with the spoon, though it is not mentioned in the letter).

A large glass-fronted display cabinet stands in the parlor of the house in which Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka and her husband, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, resided (1304 President st., Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City), containing various glassware. Among the glassware are noticeable a pair of green-colored wine decanters, and various glass goblets, similar in shape and style to the present decanter and goblet (see here, as well as in the enclosed photographs). Apparently, these are the green "wine decanter" and "cup" mentioned in the enclosed letter of authenticity – a wine decanter and a goblet received by Chanah's younger sister, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, from her father, Rebbe Rayatz, and her mother, Rebbetzin Nechama Dina.

Maximum decanter height (with stopper): approx.40 cm. Maximum cup diameter: 11.5 cm. Good condition. Small fracture to wine stopper (as stated in the enclosed letter).