Auction 65
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 405

Collection of Wimpels – Germany and Switzerland, 19th and 20th Centuries

Sold For
1,476$
Opening
1,200$
Lot Number 405

Collection of Wimpels – Germany and Switzerland, 19th and 20th Centuries

30 wimpels (Torah binders). Germany and Switzerland, Tishrei 1861 - Tevet 1987 (most are from late 19th century through mid-20th century).
Linen, ink and paint; embroidery.
30 illustrated wimpels (except for two late machine-embroidered wimpels), some home-made and some made by artisans. Decorated with wedding canopies, Torah scrolls and Torah crowns, vegetal motifs, animals, and images representing the child and his family - an ewer and a basin for washing hands for a Levy, hands raised for priestly benediction for a Cohen, and a bull for a child born under the zodiac sign Taurus.
Added on some of the wimpels are inscriptions in German and French with the name of the child and his date of birth according to the Gregorian calendar.
Approx. 2.55 to 4 meters. Good-fair overall condition. Some are in fair-poor condition. One lacks a sheet. Tears, stains, unravelling.

Sold For
1,476$
Opening
1,200$

Auction house commission: max 23%

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